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Title: Results of the round robin calibration of reference solar cells within the PhotoClass project
Authors: Kroger, Ingo
Friedrich, Dirk
Winter, Stefan
Salis, Elena
Mullejans, Harald
Pavanello, Diego
Hohl-Ebinger, J.
Bothe, Karsten
Hinken, David
Dittmann, Sebastian
Friesen, Gabi
Bliss, Martin
Betts, Thomas R.
Gottschalg, Ralph
Rimmelspacher, Lorentz
Stang, Johannes
Herrmann, W.
Dubard, Jimmy
Keywords: Round Robin
Reference solar cell
Calibration
Standard test conditions
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: © the authors. Published by EDP Sciences
Citation: KROGER, I. ... et al., 2018. Results of the round robin calibration of reference solar cells within the PhotoClass project. International Journal of Metrology and Quality Engineering, 9: 8.
Abstract: An intercomparison of terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) calibrations was performed among a number of European calibration and testing laboratories that participated in the European Metrology Research Program (EMRP) project “PhotoClass”. The purpose of this intercomparison was to evaluate the comparability of calibration and testing services within the stated uncertainties of the individual laboratories. The calibration objects were two World Photovoltaic Scale (WPVS)-type reference solar cells, one made from crystalline silicon and one made from GaAs. The calibration value was the short circuit current under standard test conditions (ISTC). In conclusion, it was found that the calibration values are all consistent within the stated uncertainties. This result strengthens the reliance in the calibration chain and in the PV calibration infrastructure in Europe.
Description: This is an Open Access Article. It is published by EDP Sciences under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Sponsor: The research work leading to this article was carried out within the EMRP ENG55 project “Towards an energy-based parameter for photovoltaic classification” (PhotoClass). The EMRP is jointly funded by the EMRP participating countries within EURAMET and the European Union.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1051/ijmqe/2018006
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/35594
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1051/ijmqe/2018006
ISSN: 2107-6839
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