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Title: Interlaboratory Comparison of Photovoltaic Performance Measurements Using CIGS Solar Cells
Authors: de Amorim Soares, Gabriela
Theelen, Mirjam
Roosen, Dorrit
Masolin, Alex
Franssen, Laurens
Daenen, Michaël
Carolus, Jorne
Meuris, Marc
Birrenbach, Thomas
Gerber, Andreas
Wrigley, Andrew
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: IEEE
Citation: 2017 IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium proceedings,
Series/Report: International Reliability Physics Symposium
Abstract: An interlaboratory test involving four PV laboratories was carried out to compare performance measurements using nonencapsulated CIGS solar cells. 15 samples were sorted according to their electrical parameters measured in the first lab and distributed to the three remaining ones, where the cells were remeasured. The comparison of the cells performance showed significant differences between the tested institutions, with variances in Voc, Jsc and FF. The method for contacting the cells, as well as the hardware and software used, were identified as the probable causes for the differences, suggesting that improvements in methodology and equipment, as well as constant monitoring, are necessary to assure the reliability of the measurements.
Notes: Theelen, M (reprint author), TNO Solliance, Eindhoven, Netherlands. mirjam.theelen@tno.nl
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/23457
DOI: 10.1109/IRPS.2017.7936397
ISI #: 000416068500145
ISBN: 9781509066414
ISSN: 1541-7026
Category: C1
Type: Proceedings Paper
Validation: ecoom, 2018
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