Accession Number : ADA305045
Title : Methodology For Designing Accelerated Aging Tests For Predicting Life of Photovoltaic Arrays.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OH COLUMBUS LABS
Personal Author(s) : Gaines, G. B. ; Thomas, R. E. ; Derringer, G. C. ; Kistler, C. W. ; Bigg, D. M.
PDF Url : ADA305045
Report Date : 01 FEB 1977
Pagination or Media Count : 141
Abstract : Current analyses dictate that for economic viability photovoltaic arrays should have a service life of 2O years or more. A need exists for meaningful accelerated tests to predict array life so that a relatively quick assessment can be made of the potential of present developmental designs and of the extent to which improvements in life are needed. As a part of the Encapsulation Task of the LSSA Project, this study undertook to develop a methodology for designing aging tests in which life prediction was paramount.
Descriptors : *SOLAR CELLS, *LIFE TESTS, *ACCELERATED TESTING, AGING(MATERIALS), LIFE EXPECTANCY(SERVICE LIFE), ECONOMICS, PREDICTIONS, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, ARRAYS, VIABILITY, ENCAPSULATION, PHOTOVOLTAIC EFFECT.
Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE