Martinez Moreno, Francisco and Helleputte, F. and Tyutyundzhiev, N. and Rabal Echeverria, Daniel and Conlon, Michael and Fartaria, Tomás and Oteiza, David
Good and bad practices in pv plants.
In: "28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition", 30/09/2013 - 04/10/2013, París, France. pp. 1-3.
The PVCROPS project (PhotoVolta
ic Cost r€duction, Reliability, Operational performance, Prediction and Simulation), cofinanced by European Commission in the frame of Seventh Framework Programme, has compiled in the “Good and bad practices: Manual to improve the quality and reduce the cost of PV systems” a collection of good and bad practices in actual PV plants . All the situations it collects represent the state-of-the-art of existing PV installations all around Europe. They show
how the different parts of an installation can be implem
ented properly or not. The aim of this manual is to represent a reference text which can help any PV actor (installers, electricians, maintenance operators, owners, etc.) not only to check and improve an already existing installation but will also, and mainly, avoid the previously known bad practices for the construction of a new PV installation. Thus, solving a priori the known errors, new PV installations will be more reliable, efficient and cost-effective and can recover the initial
investment in a shorter time. The manual is going to be
free available in the PVCROPS website in several languages.