Application of Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) in Assessing the State-of-Health of Photovoltaic Solar Arrays

dc.contributor.author Coulbert, C
dc.contributor.author Arnett, J
dc.date 2018-02-16T16:00:28.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T06:28:07Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T06:28:07Z
dc.date.issued 1980
dc.description.abstract <p>The U.S. Department of Energy's program to develop photovoltaic solar arrays by 1986, that have a useful life of twenty years with a selling price of fifty cents per watt, has resulted in a new rapidly advancing photovoltaic industry and technology. Current projections based on current solar module hardware experience indicate that the 1986 electrical performance and cost goals can be met. However, field exposure experience with newly formulated solar cell configurations and encapsulation material systems is very limited, and the long-term, life-limiting failure modes and degradation rates have yet to be determined. To develop a data base for life prediction and performance degradation rate measurement a number of new and state-of-the-art NDE methods are being evaluated for laboratory and field use in detecting flaws, failures and subtle material changes in experimental solar modules. In addition to the normal visual, photographic, and electrical performance measurements being made, several new techniques show promise of practical application.</p>
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dc.relation.ispartofseries Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation
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dc.subject.disciplines Acoustics, Dynamics, and Controls
dc.subject.disciplines Engineering Mechanics
dc.subject.disciplines Mechanics of Materials
dc.title Application of Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) in Assessing the State-of-Health of Photovoltaic Solar Arrays
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