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

Report Date:

1977-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

141.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE