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1.  Kurtz, S.; Jordan, J.; Kempe, M.; Miller, D.; Bosco, N.; Silverman, T.; Hacke, P.; Phillips, N.; Earnest, T.; Romero, R. (2014). Qualification Plus: Performance and Durability Tests Beyond IEC 61215 (Presentation). NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). 15 pp.; NREL Report No. PR-5200-61518.


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2.  Bosco, N.; Kurtz, S. (2014). CPV Cell Characterization Following One-Year Exposure in Golden, Colorado: Preprint. 6 pp.; NREL Report No. CP-5J00-62484.


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3.  Bosco, N. (2014). Task Group 9 Update (Presentation). NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). 7 pp.; NREL Report No. PR-5J00-62600.


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4.  Bosco, N. (2014). Task Group 9 Update (Presentation). NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). 7 pp.; NREL Report No. PR-5200-61439.


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5.  Bosco, N.; Silverman, T.; Wohlgemuth , J.; Kurtz, S.; Inoue, M.; Sakurai, K.; Shioda, T.; Zenkoh, H.; Miyashita, M.; Tadanori, T.; Suzuki, S. (2013). Accelerating Fatigue Testing for Cu Ribbon Interconnects (Presentation). NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). 20 pp.; NREL Report No. PR-5200-58369.


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6.  Kurtz, S.; Wohlgemuth, J.; Kempe, M.; Bosco, N.; Hacke, P.; Jordan, D.; Miller, D. (2013). Proposals for 'Qualification Plus' Tests and Comparative Rating System (Presentation). NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). 34 pp.; NREL Report No. PR-5200-60718.


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7.  Kurtz, S.; Wohlgemuth, J.; Kempe, M.; Bosco, N.; Hacke, P.; Jordan, D.; Miller, D. (2013). Defining a Technical Basis for Confidence in PV Investments - A Pathway to Service Life Prediction (Presentation). NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). 42 pp.; NREL Report No. PR-5200-60554.


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8.  Kurtz, S.; Wohlgemuth, J.; Kempe, M.; Bosco, N.; Hacke, P.; Jordan, D.; Miller, D. C.; Silverman, T. J.; Phillips, N.; Earnest, T.; Romero, R. (2013). Photovoltaic Module Qualification Plus Testing. 30 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-5200-60950.

9.  Kurtz, S.; Wohlgemuth, J.; Yamamichi, M.; Sample, T.; Miller, D.; Meakin, D.; Monokroussos, C.; TamizhMani, M.; Kempe, M.; Jordan, D.; Bosco, N.; Hacke, P.; Bermudez, V.; Kondo, M. (2013). Framework for a Comparative Accelerated Testing Standard for PV Modules. 2013 IEEE 39th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 16-21 June 2013, Tampa, Florida. Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) pp. 0132-0138; NREL Report No. CP-5200-61941. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2013.6744114


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10.  Kurtz, S.; Wohlgemuth, J.; Yamamichi, M.; Sample, T.; Miller, D.; Meakin, D.; Monokroussos, C.; TamizhMani, M.; Kempe, M.; Jordan, D.; Bosco, N.; Hacke, P.; Bermudez, V.; Kondo, M. (2013). Framework for a Comparative Accelerated Testing Standard for PV Modules: Preprint. 8 pp.; NREL Report No. CP-5200-57838.


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11.  Silverman, T. J.; Bosco, N.; Kurtz, S. (2012). Relative Lifetime Prediction for CPV Die-Attach Layers: Preprint. 10 pp.; NREL Report No. CP-5200-54332.

12.  Bosco, N.; Sweet, C.; Ludowise, M.; Kurtz, S. (2012). Infant Mortality Study of III-V Multijunction Concentrator Cells. IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics. Vol. 2(4), October 2012; pp. 411-416; NREL Report No. JA-5200-53898. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2012.2199082


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13.  Bosco, N. (2012). Modeling Metal Fatigue As a Key Step in PV Module Life Time Prediction (Presentation). NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). 23 pp.; NREL Report No. PR-5200-54565.


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14.  Silverman, T. J.; Bosco, N.; Kurtz, S. (2012). Comparison of Accelerated Testing with Modeling to Predict Lifetime of CPV Solder Layers (Presentation). NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). 40 pp.; NREL Report No. PR-5200-54677.

15.  Silverman, T. J.; Bosco, N.; Kurtz, S. (2012). Relative Lifetime Prediction for CPV Die-Attach Layers. Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium (IRPS), 15-19 April 2012, Anaheim, California. Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) pp. 4A.2.1 - 4A.2.8; NREL Report No. CP-5200-56821. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IRPS.2012.6241826


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16.  Bosco, N.; Silverman, T.; Kurtz, S. (2012). Simulation and Experiment of Thermal Fatigue in the CPV Die Attach: Preprint. 7 pp.; NREL Report No. CP-5200-54915.

17.  Bosco, N. S.; Silverman, T. J.; Kurtz, S. R. (2012). On the Effect of Ramp Rate in Damage Accumulation of the CPV Die-Attach. [Proceedings] 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC '12), 3-8 June 2012, Austin, Texas. Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) pp. 001820-001825; NREL Report No. CP-5200-56920. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2012.6317947


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18.  Bosco, N. S.; Silverman, T. J.; Kurtz, S. R. (2012). On the Effect of Ramp Rate in Damage Accumulation of the CPV Die-Attach: Preprint. 8 pp.; NREL Report No. CP-5200-54092.

19.  Bosco, N.; Silverman, T.; Kurtz, S. (2012). Simulation and Experiment of Thermal Fatigue in the CPV Die Attach. Dimroth, F., Rubio, F., and Anton, I., eds. 8th International Conference on Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems: CPV-8, 16-18 April 2012, Toledo, Spain. AIP Conference Proceedings, Volume 1477. Melville, New York: American Institute of Physics (AIP) pp. 267-271; NREL Report No. CP-5200-56971. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4753883

20.  Bosco, N.; Kurtz, S. (2011). Quantifying the Thermal Fatigue of Concentrating Photovoltaic Modules. Advancing Microelectronics. Vol. 38(1), January/February 2011; pp. 6-9; NREL Report No. JA-5200-49875.


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21.  Muller, M.; Deline, C.; Marion, B.; Kurtz, S.; Bosco, N. (2011). Determining Outdoor CPV Cell Temperature: Preprint. 6 pp.; NREL Report No. CP-5200-51338.

22.  Kurtz, S.; Whitfield, K.; TamizhMani, G.; Koehl, M.; Miller, D.; Joyce, J.; Wohlgemuth, J.; Bosco, N.; Kempe, M.; Zgonena, T. (2011). Evaluation of High-Temperature Exposure of Photovoltaic Modules. Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications. Vol. 19(8), December 2011; pp. 954-965; NREL Report No. JA-520-47673. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pip.1103


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23.  Kurtz, S.; Wohlgemuth, J.; Hacke, P.; Bosco, N.; Kempe, M.; Smith, R.; Packard, C. E. (2011). Challenge to Move from 'One Size Fits All' to PV Modules the Customer Needs: Preprint. 7 pp.; NREL Report No. CP-5200-52672.


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24.  Hacke, P.; Osterwald, C.; Trudell, D.; Terwilliger, K.; Bosco, N.; Oelak, E.; Kurtz, S. (2011). Application of the NREL Test-to-Failure Protocol for PV Modules. 11 pp.; NREL Report No. CP-5200-46374.


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25.  Bosco, N.; Panchagade, D.; Kurtz, S. (2011). Modeling Thermal Fatigue in CPV Cell Assemblies (Presentation). NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). 12 pp.; NREL Report No. PR-5200-51247.



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