Round-robin measurement intercomparison of c-Si PV modules among Asian testing laboratories
Article first published online: 10 JUL 2012
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications
Volume 21, Issue 5, pages 1181–1188, August 2013
How to Cite
Hishikawa, Y., Liu, H., Hsieh, H.-H., Inoue, T., Kim, K.-S., Limsakul, C., Kim, S.-W., Ninae, R. and Morita, K. (2013), Round-robin measurement intercomparison of c-Si PV modules among Asian testing laboratories. Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl., 21: 1181–1188. doi: 10.1002/pip.2255
- Issue published online: 20 JUL 2013
- Article first published online: 10 JUL 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 17 MAY 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 9 APR 2012
- Manuscript Received: 11 FEB 2012
- New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
- solar cell;
- performance measurement;
Because of recent advances in the production and installation of photovoltaic (PV) systems, the international conformity of PV module performance measurement has become increasingly important. The increase in PV production sites is particularly significant in the Asian region. The present paper summarizes and discusses the results of a round-robin intercomparison of crystalline silicon modules among national laboratories and certified testing laboratories in the Asian region conducted from 2009 to 2011. Most of the values of Pmax measured at the different laboratories were within a ±2% range, although some Pmax results showed differences of up to about 3%. This result is comparable to that obtained in the recent intercomparison among international laboratories. Possible sources of difference in the measured values of Isc, Voc, FF, and Pmax are discussed, for further improvement of international conformity in PV measurement technologies. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.