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1.  Reese, M.; Dameron, A.; Kempe, M. (2014). Test Device for Measuring Permeability of a Barrier Material. U.S. Patent No. 8,664,963.


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2.  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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3.  Kempe, M. (2014). Using Uncertainty Analysis to Guide the Development of Accelerated Stress Tests (Presentation). NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). 19 pp.; NREL Report No. PR-5200-61539.

4.  Kempe, M. D.; Dameron, A. A.; Reese, M. O. (2014). Evaluation of Moisture Ingress Form the Perimeter of Photovoltaic Modules. Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications. Vol. 22(11), November 2014; pp. 1159-1171; NREL Report No. JA-5J00-57218. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pip.2374

5.  Dameron, A. A.; Kempe, M. D.; Reese, M. O. (2014). Internal Sensor Compensation for Increased Ca Test Sensitivity. Article No. 075102. Review of Scientific Instruments. Vol. 85(7), July 2014; 8 pp.; NREL Report No. JA-5K00-61282. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4884790


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6.  Dameron, A.; Kempe, M.; Reese, M. (2014). NREL's e-Ca Test: A Scalable, High-Sensitivity Water Permeation Measurement Methodology (Poster). NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). 1 pg.; NREL Report No. PO-5K00-61542.


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7.  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.

8.  Hacke, P.; Smith, R.; Terwilliger, K.; Glick, S.; Jordan, D.; Johnston, S.; Kempe, M.; Kurtz, S. (2013). Acceleration Factor Determination for Potential-Induced Degradation in Crystalline Silicon PV Modules. Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium (IRPS), 14-18 April 2013, Anaheim, California. Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) pp. 4B.1.1-4B.1.5; NREL Report No. CP-5200-58058. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IRPS.2013.6532009

9.  Hacke, P.; Smith, R.; Terwilliger, K.; Glick, S.; Jordan, D.; Johnston, S.; Kempe, M.; Kurtz, S. (2013). Testing and Analysis for Lifetime Prediction of Crystalline Silicon PV Modules Undergoing Degradation by System Voltage Stress. IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics. Vol. 3(1), January 2013; pp. 246-253; NREL Report No. JA-5200-59072. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2012.2222351

10.  Mann, J. R.; Kempe, M.; Repins, I.; Duda, A.; Glick, S.; Kanevce, A. (2013). Dry Heat-Induced Effect of Using Silver in CIGS Gridlines. IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics. Vol. 3(1), January 2013; pp. 457-460; NREL Report No. JA-5200-56300. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2012.2219852

11.  Miller, D. C.; Muller, M. T.; Kempe, M. D.; Araki, K.; Kennedy, C. E.; Kurtz, S. R. (2013). Durability of Polymeric Encapsulation Materials for Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems. Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications. Vol. 21(4), June 2013; pp. 631-651; NREL Report No. JA-5200-52177. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pip.1241

12.  Wohlgemuth, J. H.; Kempe, M. D. (2013). Equating Damp Heat Testing with Field Failures of 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. 0126-0131; NREL Report No. CP-5200-57920. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2013.6744113


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13.  Jordan, D.; Kempe, M.; Miller, D.; Packard, C.; Wohlgemuth, J.; Kurtz, S. (2013). Observed Field Failures and Reported Degradation Rates (Presentation). NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). 29 pp.; NREL Report No. PR-5200-59296.


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14.  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.

15.  Wohlgemuth, J. H.; Kempe, M. D.; Miller, D. C. (2013). Discoloration of PV Encapsulants. 2013 IEEE 39th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 16-21 June 2013, Tampa, Florida. Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) pp. 3260-3265; NREL Report No. CP-5200-57904. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2013.6745147

16.  Kempe, M. D.; Reese, M. O.; Dameron, A. A. (2013). Evaluation of the Sensitivity Limits of Water Vapor Transmission Rate Measurements Using Electrical Calcium Test. Article No. 025109. Review of Scientific Instruments. Vol. 84(2), February 2013; 10 pp.; NREL Report No. JA-5200-56985. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4789803


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17.  Kempe, M. (2013). Understanding the Temperature and Humidity Environment Inside a PV Module (Presentation). NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory).


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18.  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.

19.  Peike, C.; Purschke, L.; Weiss, K. A.; Kohl, M.; Kempe, M. (2013). Towards the Origin of Photochemical EVA Discoloration. 2013 IEEE 39th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 16-21 June 2013, Tampa, Florida. Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) pp. 1579-1584; NREL Report No. CP-5200-61949. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2013.6744447

20.  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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21.  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.

22.  Kempe, M. D.; Wohlgemuth, J. H. (2013). Evaluation of Temperature and Humidity on PV Module Component Degradation. 2013 IEEE 39th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 16-21 June 2013, Tampa, Florida. Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) pp. 0120-0125; NREL Report No. CP-5200-57859. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2013.6744112

23.  Kempe, M. D.; Miller, D. C.; Wohlgemuth, J.; Kurtz, S. R.; Moseley, J. M.; Shah, Q.; Tamizhmani, G.; Sakurai, K.; Inoue, M.; Doi, T.; Masuda, A.; Samuels, S. L.; Vanderpan, C. E. (2012). Field Evaluation of the Potential for Creep in Thermoplastic Encapsulant Materials. [Proceedings] 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC '12), 3-8 June 2012, Austin, Texas. Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) pp. 001871-001876; NREL Report No. CP-5200-56922. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2012.6317958


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24.  Miller, D. C.; Muller, M.; Kempe, M. D.; Araki, K.; Kennedy, C. E.; Kurtz, S. R. (2012). Durability of Polymeric Encapsulation Materials for Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems (Presentation). NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). 26 pp.; NREL Report No. PR-5200-54524.


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25.  Kempe, M.; Panchagade, D.; Dameron, A.; Reese, M. (2012). Predicting the Performance of Edge Seal Materials for PV (Presentation). NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). 28 pp.; NREL Report No. PR-5200-54582.



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