PVUSA progress report, 1989--1990
PVUSA progress report, 1989--1990 Photovoltaics for Utility Scale Applications (PVUSA) is a national public-private partnership that is assessing and demonstrating the viability of utility scale photovoltaic electric generating systems. The project has been designed to provide utilities with hands-on experience needed to evaluate and utilize PV as the technology matures. PVUSA provides manufacturers with a test bed for their products and encourages technology improvement and cost reductions in both the PV modules and other PV system components. PVUSA also generates necessary communication between utilities and the PV industry for successful commercialization. In 1989 PVUSA began to fulfill its primary goal of field testing a wide range of promising American-made PV module technologies and balance-of-system (BOS) configurations in a utility setting. The project began collecting and analyzing data and initiated the necessary technology transfer activities for commercial dialog and technical information exchange between the PV industry and utility users, which continued into 1990.
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