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In situ contactless thermal characterisation and imaging of encapsulated photovoltaic devices using phosphor thermometry

Cao, Y; Koutsourakis, G; Sutton, G J M; Kneller, J W E; Wood, S; Blakesley, J; Castro, F A (2019) In situ contactless thermal characterisation and imaging of encapsulated photovoltaic devices using phosphor thermometry. Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, 27 (8). pp. 673-681. ISSN 1062-7995

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Abstract

Accurate temperature measurements of a photovoltaic (PV) device are not always straightforward. Compromises between accuracy and spatial resolution often have to be made to give either quantitative single point measurements or qualitative spatial measurement. Phosphor thermometry is demonstrated in this work to measure the temperature of an encapsulated silicon photovoltaic device with uncertainty less than 1 C. Comparisons with contact thermocouple probes are made under external white light illumination and internal resistive heating. Under similar conditions, phosphor thermal imaging shows less sensitivity to sources of uncertainty such as poor probe positioning and reduced thermal contact, allowing the detection of faults and shunt induced thermal hot spots in encapsulated PV devices with a higher degree of confidence.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Photovoltaics, temperature, characterisation, metrology, phosphor, thermometry, encapsulation,
Subjects: Optical Radiation and Photonics > Environment and Climate Change
Identification number/DOI: 10.1002/pip.3142
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2019 14:42
URI: http://eprintspublications.npl.co.uk/id/eprint/8512

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