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Title:
 
Long-Term Outdoor Testing of Polycrystalline Silicon and Micromorph Silicon Thin-Film Tandem Technology Modules in Greece
 
Author(s):
 
A. Kyritsis, S. Tselepis, R. Evangelos, J. Nikoletanos, G. Halambalakis
 
Keywords:
 
Energy Yield, Field Testing, System Performance, Outdoor Testing, PV Module
 
Topic:
 
COMPONENTS FOR PV SYSTEMS
Subtopic: PV Modules
Event: 28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 4AV.5.20
 
Pages:
 
3222 - 3227
ISBN: 3-936338-33-7
Paper DOI: 10.4229/28thEUPVSEC2013-4AV.5.20
 
Price:
 
 
0,00 EUR
 
Document(s): paper, poster
 

Abstract/Summary:


This paper presents a comprehensive comparison between a poly-Si and a-Si/μ-Si thin-film tandem PV module under outdoor conditions in Greece. Both modules are produced by Greek vertically integrated manufacturing companies and installed at CRES facilities in a tilt angle close to latitude optimum, facing south. The testing period is more than a year and thus the influences from climate conditions to module electrical characteristics are recorded too. The testing setup and the measurement equipment follow the DERlab technical guidelines for long-term outdoor testing. Our long-term outdoor testing scope, which will continue for several years, is to investigate the performance of the two different technology PV modules in term of energy yields, efficiency fluctuation, module degradation evolution and PV modules thermal behavior (with respect to ambient conditions). Last but not least results from the modules initial stabilizing period is presented too.