Balance-of-system improvements for photovoltaic applications resulting from the PVMaT phase 4A1 program

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The Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology Program (PVMaT) program began in 1990 as a cost-shared partnership among the US photovoltaic industry and the US Photovoltaic Program. Balance-of-systems (BOS) components and concepts were included under Phase 4A1 of the program. BOS contracts ranged from newly developed AC PV modules to 100kW inverters for photovoltaic applications. Utility-interactive, stand-alone and hybrid components were also improved, while better manufacturing processes were developed. Specific products developed through Phase 4A1 contracts included AC modules and module integrated inverters, an advanced polymer system to reduce BOS costs, low cost integrated tracking PV systems, improved inverters, new concept inverters, communications ... continued below

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Bower, W.; Bonn, R. & Hund, T. June 1, 1997.

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The Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology Program (PVMaT) program began in 1990 as a cost-shared partnership among the US photovoltaic industry and the US Photovoltaic Program. Balance-of-systems (BOS) components and concepts were included under Phase 4A1 of the program. BOS contracts ranged from newly developed AC PV modules to 100kW inverters for photovoltaic applications. Utility-interactive, stand-alone and hybrid components were also improved, while better manufacturing processes were developed. Specific products developed through Phase 4A1 contracts included AC modules and module integrated inverters, an advanced polymer system to reduce BOS costs, low cost integrated tracking PV systems, improved inverters, new concept inverters, communications links for BOS, and advanced modular PV systems for remote applications. This paper summarizes the research and development work, presents product and applications improvements, and describes manufacturing improvements while analyzing performance and cost benefits.

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OSTI as DE97007464

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  • 26. IEEE photovoltaic specialists conference, Anaheim, CA (United States), 29 Sep - 3 Oct 1997

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  • Other: DE97007464
  • Report No.: SAND--97-1195C
  • Report No.: CONF-970953--4
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 519113
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc696197

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Bower, W.; Bonn, R. & Hund, T. Balance-of-system improvements for photovoltaic applications resulting from the PVMaT phase 4A1 program, article, June 1, 1997; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc696197/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.