Thin-Film Photovoltaics: Task Group 8
Task Group 8 focuses on durability issues specific to thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules.
Task Group 8’s work on International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards include the following projects:
- Damp heat test procedures specific to cadmium telluride and CIGS (copper indium gallium selenide) modules were incorporated in IEC 61215-1-3:2016 and IEC 61215-1-4:2016.
- Potential induced degradation test procedures for thin-film modules are being developed as IEC TS 62804-2 ED1. The project leader is Peter Hacke.
- A partial shading test is being developed as IEC TS 63140 ED1. The project leader is Timothy Silverman).
- A test procedure that can be applied to mobile/flexible/small products is being developed as IEC 63163 ED1. The project leader is Paul Robusto.
Michael Kempe, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Other leaders are welcome.