Dr. Michael D. Kempe
at National Renewable Energy Lab
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Chair | Author | Instructor
Publications (9)

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | August 23, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10370, Reliability of Photovoltaic Cells, Modules, Components, and Systems X
KEYWORDS: Photovoltaics, Polymers, Solar cells, Reliability, Raman spectroscopy, Optical inspection, Colorimetry, Infrared spectroscopy

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | August 23, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10370, Reliability of Photovoltaic Cells, Modules, Components, and Systems X
KEYWORDS: Photovoltaics, FT-IR spectroscopy, Spectroscopy, Solar cells, Humidity, Climatology, Positron emission tomography

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 26, 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9938, Reliability of Photovoltaic Cells, Modules, Components, and Systems IX
KEYWORDS: Photovoltaics, Visualization, Opacity, Polymers, Glasses, Ultraviolet radiation, Solar cells, Calcium, Humidity, Adhesives

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 23, 2015
Proc. SPIE. 9563, Reliability of Photovoltaic Cells, Modules, Components, and Systems VIII
KEYWORDS: Photovoltaics, Diamond, Electrodes, Polymers, Solar cells, Ions, Time metrology, Humidity, Positron emission tomography, Standards development

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 13, 2011
Proc. SPIE. 8112, Reliability of Photovoltaic Cells, Modules, Components, and Systems IV
KEYWORDS: Packaging, Thin films, Photovoltaics, Safety, Polymers, Solar cells, Silicon, Manufacturing, Transmittance, Standards development

SPIE Journal Paper | January 1, 2011
OE Vol. 50 Issue 01
KEYWORDS: Ultraviolet radiation, Reflectivity, Polymethylmethacrylate, Glasses, Transmittance, Reflectors, Aluminum, Silicon, Polymers, Silver

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Conference Committee Involvement (2)
Reliability and Development of Photovoltaic Cells, Modules, Components, and Systems XI
19 August 2018 | San Diego, California, United States
Reliability of Photovoltaic Cells, Modules, Components, and Systems X
6 August 2017 | San Diego, California, United States
Course Instructor
SC910: Design and Reliability of Photovoltaic Modules
Photovoltaic module design draws on knowledge from many disciplines: optical, electronic, mechanical and quality engineering. This course provides attendees with a basic working knowledge of photovoltaic (PV) module design and reliability. A brief summary of the Physics of Failure of Electronic Packages will be presented. The history of PV module field failures will be presented along with a description of how this field experience has been utilized to develop more reliable modules and accelerated stress tests to more rapidly evaluate module performance. The concept of qualification testing will be introduced with a discussion on its usefulness and limitations. Typical module configurations will be presented along with a discussion of the criteria utilized for component selection within these configurations. A number of examples based on commercial module construction will be used to illustrate these points. The long term reliability, degradation rates and lifetime for the present day commercial modules will be discussed.
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