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10 September 2008 Optical tests for reliability and efficiency of photovoltaic concentrators
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We describe optical test methods for indoor and outdoor assessment of concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) plants and modules. Testing may be done in active mode, where the cell is driven in forward-bias mode, and passive mode, where the system or parts of it are illuminated do measure performance and detect errors. An update on the design and development of the concentrating solar simulator is given. A camera may be used to verify optical alignment and tracking sensitivity of the concentrator system. Indoor testing is required for quality assurance. It is a condition for performance guarantees and performance-based pricing.
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Ralf Leutz, Hans Philipp Annen, and Ling Fu "Optical tests for reliability and efficiency of photovoltaic concentrators", Proc. SPIE 7048, Reliability of Photovoltaic Cells, Modules, Components, and Systems, 704809 (10 September 2008);

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