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Angle of Incidence and Non-Intrusive Cell Quantum Efficiency Measurements of Commercial Photovoltaic Modules

Abstract This is a two-part thesis: Part 1 of this thesis tests and validates the methodology and mathematical models of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 61853-2 standard for the measurement of angle of incidence (AOI) effects on photovoltaic modules. Flat-plate photovoltaic modules in the field operate under a wide range of environmental conditions. The purpose of IEC 61853-2 is to characterize photovoltaic modules' performance under specific environmental conditions. Part 1 of this report focuses specifically on AOI. To accurately test and validate IEC 61853-2 standard for measuring AOI, meticulous experimental setup and test procedures were followed. Modules of five different photovoltaic technology types with glass superst... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Knisely, Brett (Author) / Tamizhmani, Govindasamy (Advisor) / Rogers, Bradley (Committee member) / Macia, Narciso (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Alternative energy / Angle of Incidence / Module Quantum Efficiency / Photovoltaic / Reflection Losses
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 135 pages
Language English
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Note M.S.Tech Technology 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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