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Proceedings of the Flat-Plate Solar Array Project Research Forum on the Design of Flat-Plate Photovoltaic Arrays for Central StationsThe Flat Plate Solar Array Project, focuses on advancing technologies relevant to the design and construction of megawatt level central station systems. Photovoltaic modules and arrays for flat plate central station or other large scale electric power production facilities require the establishment of a technical base that resolves design issues and results in practical and cost effective configurations. Design, qualification and maintenance issues related to central station arrays derived from the engineering and operating experiences of early applications and parallel laboratory reserch activities are investigated. Technical issues are examined from the viewpoint of the utility engineer, architect/engineer and laboratory researcher. Topics on optimum source circuit designs, module insulation design for high system voltages, array safety, structural interface design, measurements, and array operation and maintenance are discussed.
Document ID
19840024612
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Date Acquired
September 4, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1983
Subject Category
ELECTRONICS AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Report/Patent Number
DOE/JPL-1012-98
NASA-CR-173918
JPL-5101-247
NAS 1.26:173918
JPL-PUB-84-44
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: DE-AI01-76ET-20356
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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