Optimized low-cost-array field designs for photovoltaic systems

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As manager of the US Department of Energy Photovoltaic Systems Definition Project, Sandia National Laboratories is engaged in a comprehensive program to define and develop array field subsystems which can achieve the lowest possible lifecycle costs. The major activity of this program is described, namely, the design and development of optimized, modular array fields for photovoltaic (PV) systems. As part of this activity, design criteria and performance requirements for specific array subsystems including support structures, foundations, intermodule connections, field wiring, lightning protection, system grounding, site preparation, and monitoring and control have been defined and evaluated. Similarly, fully integrated flat-panel array ... continued below

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Post, H.N.; Carmichael, D.C. & Castle, J.A. January 1, 1982.

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As manager of the US Department of Energy Photovoltaic Systems Definition Project, Sandia National Laboratories is engaged in a comprehensive program to define and develop array field subsystems which can achieve the lowest possible lifecycle costs. The major activity of this program is described, namely, the design and development of optimized, modular array fields for photovoltaic (PV) systems. As part of this activity, design criteria and performance requirements for specific array subsystems including support structures, foundations, intermodule connections, field wiring, lightning protection, system grounding, site preparation, and monitoring and control have been defined and evaluated. Similarly, fully integrated flat-panel array field designs, optimized for lowest lifecycle costs, have been developed for system sizes ranging from 20 to 500 kW/sub p/. Key features, subsystem requirements, and projected costs for these array field designs are presented and discussed.

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  • American section of the International Solar Energy Society conference, Houston, TX, USA, 1 Jun 1982

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  • Other: DE82013640
  • Report No.: SAND-81-2380C
  • Report No.: CONF-820629-7
  • Grant Number: AC04-76DP00789
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5357654
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1067636

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Post, H.N.; Carmichael, D.C. & Castle, J.A. Optimized low-cost-array field designs for photovoltaic systems, article, January 1, 1982; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1067636/: accessed October 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.