PowerGuard Advanced Manufacturing, PVMaT Phase II Technical Progress Report; 1 July 1999--30 September 2000

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This project introduced incremental improvements to PowerGuard system components and manufacturing processes to significantly reduce the costs of a PowerGuard system. The improvement resulted in a lower cost, higher impact PV product. During Phase II, these accomplishments have resulted in: A production rate of greater than 400 PowerGuard tiles per shift (20 MW/year) manufacturing capacity; 57% cost reduction for PowerGuard tile; UL listing for four additional PowerGuard tiles configurations; Improved quality of finished goods due to improved tooling and processes in manufacturing, simultaneously improving throughput and lowering cost of $3.80Wp for large systems. In Phase III of this contract, PowerLight ... continued below

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Dinwoodie, T. L. & Botkin, J. June 5, 2001.

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This project introduced incremental improvements to PowerGuard system components and manufacturing processes to significantly reduce the costs of a PowerGuard system. The improvement resulted in a lower cost, higher impact PV product. During Phase II, these accomplishments have resulted in: A production rate of greater than 400 PowerGuard tiles per shift (20 MW/year) manufacturing capacity; 57% cost reduction for PowerGuard tile; UL listing for four additional PowerGuard tiles configurations; Improved quality of finished goods due to improved tooling and processes in manufacturing, simultaneously improving throughput and lowering cost of $3.80Wp for large systems. In Phase III of this contract, PowerLight will continue efforts to improve the manufacturing processes for PowerGuard. Specific performance objectives during phase III are as follows: Demonstrate system cost reduction from $3.80/Wp to $3.05/Wp for large systems; Establish or assess the performance of dedicated PowerGuard PV module plant capacity of 2 MW per year; Complete wind tunnel testing of all design refinements; Produce an installation manual and training program for installing PowerGuard systems; Establish performance of manufacturing modifications based on assessment of commercial systems which incorporate the new features and processes; and Finalize UL, International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO), and international listings of PowerGuard improvements. These are expected to result in a lower cost, higher impact PV product, as sought by this program.

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  • Report No.: NREL/SR-520-30247
  • Grant Number: AC36-99GO10337
  • DOI: 10.2172/783440 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 783440
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc717422

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Dinwoodie, T. L. & Botkin, J. PowerGuard Advanced Manufacturing, PVMaT Phase II Technical Progress Report; 1 July 1999--30 September 2000, report, June 5, 2001; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc717422/: accessed October 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.