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Flexible thermal cycle test equipment for concentrator solar cells

United States Patent

June 19, 2012
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A system and method for performing thermal stress testing of photovoltaic solar cells is presented. The system and method allows rapid testing of photovoltaic solar cells under controllable thermal conditions. The system and method presents a means of rapidly applying thermal stresses to one or more photovoltaic solar cells in a consistent and repeatable manner.
Hebert; Peter H. (Glendale, CA), Brandt; Randolph J. (Palmdale, CA)
The Boeing Company (Chicago, IL)
12/ 258,321
October 24, 2008
U.S. GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with Government support under DE-FC36-07G017052 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.