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IV bench on 2-axis tracker

Methodology

Concentration modules installed on 2-axis tracker (theoretical qty : *2 per reflecting mirror). Continuous I=f(V) characterisations in real sunlight. The modules are connected to dump resistors between two IV acquisitions.

Caracteristics

4-quadrant charges, max. 72V-12A or
40V-20A

Expertise

Aging tests on PV modules since 2008
Concentration on 2-axis tracker
IV characterisation
Solar resource measurement
System characterisation

Results

Comparison of aging on standard modules (crystalline and thin film), test with low, medium and high concentrations. Aging tests on systems connected to the grid and installed on fixed and sun tracking frames.

References

None

Applications

PV cells, PV modules, with or without concentration
MCPV or HCPV modules

Localisation

Partner
Cadarache (13)

Institution
CEA Cadarache
bat 980 - Saint Paul lez Durance - France

Contact
Mezzasalma Frédéric
(+33)442253858
frederic.mezzasalma@cea.fr

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