Chapter 10. Solar Cell Systems: Definition, Performance, and Reliability

  1. Lewis Fraas3 and
  2. Larry Partain4
  1. Jason Strauch1,
  2. Larry Moore2 and
  3. Elmer Collins2

Published Online: 4 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470636886.ch10

Solar Cells and their Applications, Second Edition, Second Edition

Solar Cells and their Applications, Second Edition, Second Edition

How to Cite

Strauch, J., Moore, L. and Collins, E. (2010) Solar Cell Systems: Definition, Performance, and Reliability, in Solar Cells and their Applications, Second Edition, Second Edition (eds L. Fraas and L. Partain), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470636886.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 3

    JX Crystals Inc., Issaquah, WA, USA

  2. 4

    Varian Medical Systems, Mountain View, CA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Sandia National Laboratories, Integrated Microdevice Systems, Microsystems Science & Technology, Albuquerque, NM, USA

  2. 2

    Sandia National Laboratories, Microsystems Science & Technology, Albuquerque, NM, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 OCT 2010

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Microwave and Optical Engineering

Book Series Editors:

  1. Kai Chang

Series Editor Information

  1. Texas A&M University, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470446331

Online ISBN: 9780470636886

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Keywords:

  • solar cell systems - definition, performance and reliability;
  • solar cell utility-scale system performance;
  • solar cell system reliability - using the past in predicting the future

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Solar Cell System Definition

  • Solar Cell Utility-Scale System Performance

  • Solar Cell System Reliability—Using the Past to Predict the Future

  • System Cost Experience

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • Abbreviations

  • References