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Project ID: 13810
Funded under: FP5-EESD
Country: Spain

Dependability analysis of stand-alone PV systems

This theoretical research (deliverable 8) item is centred on the technical approach for improving stand-alone PV system quality through dependability analysis, based on field and laboratory experience. Dependability issues cover reliability, maintainability and availability concerns. The effects of component failures and the lack of energy (loss of load probability) of PV systems with real components are analysed, which is an advance step on traditional reliability studies. The end-users of this result are mainly researchers and PV program designers (systems and maintenance). First results were presented at Paris 19th PVSEC held on June 2004. A more advanced research has resulted in a scientific article accepted for publication in the international journal Progress in Photovoltaics, in april 2006.

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Universidad Politécnica de Madrid - Instituto de Energía Solar
Avda. Complutense s/n
28040 Madrid
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