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Thin-Film Photovoltaics: Task Group 8

Task Group 8 focuses on durability issues specific to thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules.

Progress Update

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.

Task Leaders

Michael Kempe, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Other leaders are welcome.