21 September 2011 PVRessQ!: a research activity on reliability of PV systems from an user's viewpoint in Japan
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Proceedings Volume 8112, Reliability of Photovoltaic Cells, Modules, Components, and Systems IV; 81120K (2011); doi: 10.1117/12.896135
Event: SPIE Solar Energy + Technology, 2011, San Diego, California, United States
Abstract
In Japan, because both the government and PV industries have not been interested in operation and maintenance of PV system, almost all the PV users, number of which may be over 500,000, never knows troubles and/or risks which may happen to their PV systems during long-term operation. In 2006, author started "PVRessQ! (PV - Reliable, Safe and Sustainable Quality!)" activity in Japan. This activity has two action items: 1) field survey of existing residential PV systems to find troubles/failures and 2) statistical analysis by collecting trouble records from the PV users. In this paper, recent topics from this activity are introduced.
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Kazuhiko Kato, "PVRessQ!: a research activity on reliability of PV systems from an user's viewpoint in Japan", Proc. SPIE 8112, Reliability of Photovoltaic Cells, Modules, Components, and Systems IV, 81120K (21 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.896135; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.896135
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Photovoltaics

Solar cells

Reliability

Diodes

Inspection

Manufacturing

Failure analysis

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