Photovoltaic (PV) modules appear to have three classifications of failure: Infant mortality, normal-life failure, and end-of-life failure. Little is known of the end-of-life failures experienced by PV modules due to their inherent longevity. Accelerated Life Testing (ALT) has been at the crux of this lifespan prediction; however, without naturally failing modules an accurate acceleration factor cannot be determined for use in ALT. By observing modules that have been aged in the field, a comparison can be made with modules undergoing accelerated testing.
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- Partial requirement for: M.S.Tech, Arizona State University, 2010Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 40-42)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Technology (Alternative energy technology)