ASTM WK45716

    Revision of E948 - 09 Standard Test Method for Electrical Performance of Photovoltaic Cells Using Reference Cells Under Simulated Sunlight

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    Active Standard: E948 - 15

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


    1. Rationale

    This revision removes the reference to withdrawn Terminology E1328, which has been replaced with E772, the E44 comprehensive solar energy terminology. Also, the apparatus and procedure have been modified to allow irradiance measurement and intensity corrections with the so-called monitor cell method, which is a common technique used in Xenon simulators.


    cell; performance; photovoltaic; testing; Current measurement--solar devices; Electrical performance--solar devices; Photovoltaic (PV) power systems; Solar collectors; Solar spectral irradiance; Voltage;
    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Carl Osterwald


    E44 (14-01)

    Ballot Item Approved as E948-2015 and Pending Publication