Design, Fabrication, and Certification of Advanced Modular PV Power Systems Final Technical Progress Report

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This report describes the overall accomplishments and benefits of Solar Electric Specialties Co. (SES) under this Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology (PVMaT) subcontract. SES addressed design issues related to their modular autonomous PV power supply (MAPPS) and a mobile photogenset. MAPPS investigations included gel-cell batteries mounted horizontally; redesign of the SES power supply; modified battery enclosure for increased safety and reduced cost; programmable, interactive battery charge controllers; and UL and FM listings. The photogenset systems incorporate generators, battery storage, and PV panels for a mobile power supply. The unit includes automatic oil-change systems for the propane generators, collapsible array mounts for the ... continued below

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Lambarski, T. & Minyard, G. (Solar Electric Specialties Co., Willits, California) October 6, 1998.

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This report describes the overall accomplishments and benefits of Solar Electric Specialties Co. (SES) under this Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology (PVMaT) subcontract. SES addressed design issues related to their modular autonomous PV power supply (MAPPS) and a mobile photogenset. MAPPS investigations included gel-cell batteries mounted horizontally; redesign of the SES power supply; modified battery enclosure for increased safety and reduced cost; programmable, interactive battery charge controllers; and UL and FM listings. The photogenset systems incorporate generators, battery storage, and PV panels for a mobile power supply. The unit includes automatic oil-change systems for the propane generators, collapsible array mounts for the PV enclosure, and internal stowage of the arrays. Standardizing the products resulted in product lines of MAPPS and Photogensets that can be produced more economically and with shorter lead times, while increasing product quality and reliability. Product assembly and quality control have also been improved and streamlined with the development of standardized assembly processes and QC testing procedures. SES offers the UL-listed MAPPS at about the same price as its previous non-standardized, unlisted products.

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  • Other: DE00006704
  • Report No.: NREL/SR-520-24921
  • Grant Number: AC36-99-GO10337
  • DOI: 10.2172/6704 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6704
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc710270

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Lambarski, T. & Minyard, G. (Solar Electric Specialties Co., Willits, California). Design, Fabrication, and Certification of Advanced Modular PV Power Systems Final Technical Progress Report, report, October 6, 1998; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc710270/: accessed May 27, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.