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Industry best practice for performance testing of utility scale solar PV plants

Industry best practice for performance testing of utility scale solar PV plants

Performance testing is an important technical requirement of a solar EPC contract. Not only does it provide assurance to project owners of solar PV plant design and construction quality but also performance testing results are typically tied to guara ...

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Solar and Snow: Unlikely allies on the energy landscape?

Solar and Snow: Unlikely allies on the energy landscape?

  Prior to 2008, predicting photovoltaic (PV) system energy loss due to snow was a rare topic. The most significant markets for PV were in understandably sunny and warm climates, and no analytical models were available in the literature t ...

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The continued rise of the prosumer: Three customer-centered solutions to impacts of distributed energy resources

The continued rise of the prosumer: Three customer-centered solutions to impacts of distributed energy resources

Distributed Energy Resources (DER) constitute a rapidly expanding sector in the US, particularly in the west, resulting in a new class of utility customer who produces as well as consumes energy--the "Prosumer." Some utilities have been forced by pub ...

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