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Abstract

The main features of the photovoltaic (PV) energy supply systems in 9 european countries are presented. Main conclusions are:
for PV electrifications in rural areas the supply of AC through an appropriate inverter is the most preferable alternative and hybrid systems are much more suitable for stand-alone systems than systems with PV-only;
the inverters are at present the weakest components of the systems;
preventive maintenance and prompt repair of the installed systems is essential: an adequate solution for the maintenance problem has still to be found. d.

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Authors: RIESCH G, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: International PVSEC-9, Miyazaki (JP), November 11-15, 1996
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40154 ORA
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