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ASTM E1171

Standard Test Methods for Photovoltaic Modules in Cyclic Temperature and Humidity Environments

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Organization: ASTM
Publication Date: 1 February 2015
Status: active
Page Count: 4
ICS Code (Solar energy engineering): 27.160
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These test methods provide procedures for stressing photovoltaic modules in simulated temperature and humidity environments. Environmental testing is used to simulate aging of module materials on an accelerated basis.

Three individual environmental test procedures are defined by these test methods: a thermal cycling procedure, a humidity-freeze cycling procedure, and an extended duration damp heat procedure. Electrical biasing is utilized during the thermal cycling procedure to simulate stresses that are known to occur in field-deployed modules.

These test methods define mounting methods for modules undergoing environmental testing, and specify parameters that must be recorded and reported.

These test methods do not establish pass or fail levels. The determination of acceptable or unacceptable results is beyond the scope of these test methods.

Any of the individual environmental tests may be performed singly, or may be combined into a test sequence with other environmental or non-environmental tests, or both. Certain pre-conditioning tests such as annealing or light soaking may also be necessary or desirable as part of such a sequence. The determination of any such sequencing and pre-conditioning is beyond the scope of this test method.

These test procedures are limited in duration and therefore the results of these tests cannot be used to determine photovoltaic module lifetimes.

The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

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.

Document History

February 1, 2015
Standard Test Methods for Photovoltaic Modules in Cyclic Temperature and Humidity Environments
These test methods provide procedures for stressing photovoltaic modules in simulated temperature and humidity environments. Environmental testing is used to simulate aging of module materials on an...
ASTM E1171
February 1, 2015
Standard Test Methods for Photovoltaic Modules in Cyclic Temperature and Humidity Environments
These test methods provide procedures for stressing photovoltaic modules in simulated temperature and humidity environments. Environmental testing is used to simulate aging of module materials on an...
April 1, 2009
Standard Test Methods for Photovoltaic Modules in Cyclic Temperature and Humidity Environments
These test methods provide procedures for stressing photovoltaic modules in simulated temperature and humidity environments. Environmental testing is used to simulate aging of module materials on an...
March 1, 2004
Standard Test Method for Photovoltaic Modules in Cyclic Temperature and Humidity Environments
These test methods provide procedures for stressing photovoltaic modules in simulated temperature and humidity environments. Environmental testing is used to simulate aging of module materials on an...
June 10, 2001
Standard Test Method for Photovoltaic Modules in Cyclic Temperature and Humidity Environments
Scope These test methods provide procedures for stressing photovoltaic modules in simulated temperature and humidity environments. Environmental testing is used to simulate aging of module materials...
October 10, 1999
Standard Test Method for Photovoltaic Modules in Cyclic Temperature and Humidity Environments
1. Scope 1.1 These test methods provide procedures for determining the ability of photovoltaic modules to withstand simulated temperature and humidity environments. Environmental testing is used to...
October 10, 1997
Standard Test Method for Photovoltaic Modules in Cyclic Temperature and Humidity Environments
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January 1, 1993
Test Method for Photovoltaic Modules in Cyclic Temperature and Humidity Environments
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July 31, 1987
TEST METHOD FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES IN CYCLIC TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY ENVIRONMENTS
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