Real-time reliability test for a CPV module based on a power degradation model
Article first published online: 4 AUG 2010
Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications
Volume 19, Issue 1, pages 113–122, January 2011
How to Cite
González, J.R., Vázquez, M., Algora, C. and Núñez, N. (2011), Real-time reliability test for a CPV module based on a power degradation model. Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl., 19: 113–122. doi: 10.1002/pip.991
- Issue published online: 28 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 4 AUG 2010
- Manuscript Revised: 1 FEB 2010
- Manuscript Received: 5 AUG 2009
- concentrator systems
Models based on degradation are powerful and useful tools to evaluate the reliability of those devices in which failure happens because of degradation in the performance parameters. This paper presents a procedure for assessing the reliability of concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) modules operating outdoors in real-time conditions. With this model, the main reliability functions are predicted. This model has been applied to a real case with a module composed of GaAs single-junction solar cells and total internal reflection (TIR) optics. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.