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Flat-plate photovoltaic array design optimizationAn analysis is presented which integrates the results of specific studies in the areas of photovoltaic structural design optimization, optimization of array series/parallel circuit design, thermal design optimization, and optimization of environmental protection features. The analysis is based on minimizing the total photovoltaic system life-cycle energy cost including repair and replacement of failed cells and modules. This approach is shown to be a useful technique for array optimization, particularly when time-dependent parameters such as array degradation and maintenance are involved.
Document ID
19810042843
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Ross, R. G., Jr. (California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Energy Technology Engineering Section, Pasadena Calif., United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1980
Subject Category
ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CONVERSION
Meeting Information
Photovoltaic Specialists Conference(San Diego, CA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other