ASTM WK40120

    Work Item: ASTM WK40120 - Revision of E1362 - 10 Standard Test Method for Calibration of Non-Concentrator Photovoltaic Secondary Reference Cells

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    Active Standard: E1362 - 10

    Developed by Subcommittee: E44.09 | Committee E44 | Contact Staff Manager



    1. Rationale

    This revision of Test Method E1362 modifies the standard to allow for calibration of a secondary reference cell against another secondary cell. The current standard only allows calibration against primary reference cells. This change is needed because primary calibrations are typically only performed by national laboratories, so the availability of primary reference cells to other calibration laboratories is extremely limited. Another option would be to introduce a third category such as tertiary reference cells, but this solution is simpler.


    Keywords

    calibration; photovoltaic; reference cell; secondary; Calibration--nuclear analysis instrumentation; Current measurement--solar devices; Irradiance/irradiation--solar; Photovoltaic (PV) power systems; Secondary reference cells; Solar collectors; Solar spectral irradiance; Spectral data--solar devices;
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:
    12-26-2012

    Technical Contact:
    Carl Osterwald

    Status:
    Draft Under Development