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Reliability of PV systems
Author(s): John H. Wohlgemuth
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Paper Abstract

The reliability of PV modules and systems is critical to the commercial success of Photovoltaics. Financial payback requires PV systems to reliably produce the promised electricity over the warranted time period. This paper will review the present status of PV system reliability using outdoor data from fielded arrays and results from accelerated testing of components.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2008
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 7048, Reliability of Photovoltaic Cells, Modules, Components, and Systems, 704802 (10 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.795248
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John H. Wohlgemuth, BP Solar International Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7048:
Reliability of Photovoltaic Cells, Modules, Components, and Systems
Neelkanth G. Dhere, Editor(s)

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