ASTM E2236-05

    Standard Test Methods for Measurement of Electrical Performance and Spectral Response of Nonconcentrator Multijunction Photovoltaic Cells and Modules


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    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods provide special techniques needed to determine the electrical performance and spectral response of two-terminal, multijunction photovoltaic (PV) devices, both cell and modules.

    1.2 These test methods are modifications and extensions of the procedures for single-junction devices defined by Test Methods E 948, E 1021, and E 1036.

    1.3 These test methods do not include temperature and irradiance corrections for spectral response and current-voltage (I-V) measurements. Procedures for such corrections are available in Test Methods E 948, E 1021, and E 1036.

    1.4 These test methods apply only to nonconcentrator terrestrial multijunction photovoltaic cells and modules.

    1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E772 Terminology of Solar Energy Conversion

    E927 Classification for Solar Simulators for Electrical Performance Testing of Photovoltaic Devices

    E948 Test Method for Electrical Performance of Photovoltaic Cells Using Reference Cells Under Simulated Sunlight

    E973 Test Method for Determination of the Spectral Mismatch Parameter Between a Photovoltaic Device and a Photovoltaic Reference Cell

    E1021 Test Method for Spectral Responsivity Measurements of Photovoltaic Devices

    E1036 Test Methods for Electrical Performance of Nonconcentrator Terrestrial Photovoltaic Modules and Arrays Using Reference Cells

    E1040 Specification for Physical Characteristics of Nonconcentrator Terrestrial Photovoltaic Reference Cells

    E1125 Test Method for Calibration of Primary Non-Concentrator Terrestrial Photovoltaic Reference Cells Using a Tabular Spectrum

    E1328 Terminology Relating to Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conversion

    E1362 Test Methods for Calibration of Non-Concentrator Photovoltaic Non-Primary Reference Cells

    G138 Test Method for Calibration of a Spectroradiometer Using a Standard Source of Irradiance

    G173 Tables for Reference Solar Spectral Irradiances: Direct Normal and Hemispherical on 37 Tilted Surface


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 27.160 (Solar energy engineering)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 32111701(Photovoltaic cells)


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    DOI: 10.1520/E2236-05

    Citation Format

    ASTM E2236-05, Standard Test Methods for Measurement of Electrical Performance and Spectral Response of Nonconcentrator Multijunction Photovoltaic Cells and Modules, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2005, www.astm.org

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