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This paper presents the main features of photovoltaic systems in six European countries implemented through the THERMIE programme. Technical, economic and social results are considered. The weakest component of the system is usually the invertors. Damage by lightning was unexpectedly frequent. The issues of preventive maintenance and reliable failure reporting for remote sites remain to be solved.

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Authors: RIESCH G, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: IERE workshop : Photovoltaic Rural Electrification and the Electric Power Utility, Cocoyoc (MX), May 8-12, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38964 ORA
Record Number: 199510697 / Last updated on: 1995-07-07
Original language: en
Available languages: en