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Title: New Best-Practices Guide for Photovoltaic System Operations and Maintenance

Abstract

Fact sheet summarizing technical report TP-7A40-67553. As solar photovoltaic (PV) systems have continued their transition from niche applications into large, mature markets in the United States, their potential as financial investments has risen accordingly. Mainstream investors, however, need to feel confident about the risk and return of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems before committing funds. A major influence on risk and return for PV is operations and maintenance (O&M) - but O&M practices and costs vary widely across the United States, making these variables difficult for investors to predict. To address this barrier to continued PV investment, the PV O&M Working Group has developed a new best-practices guide for PV O&M.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
OSTI Identifier:
1362010
Report Number(s):
NREL/FS-7A40-68281
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; soft costs; solar soft costs; balance of system; solar balance of system

Citation Formats

. New Best-Practices Guide for Photovoltaic System Operations and Maintenance. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
. New Best-Practices Guide for Photovoltaic System Operations and Maintenance. United States.
. Wed . "New Best-Practices Guide for Photovoltaic System Operations and Maintenance". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1362010.
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abstractNote = {Fact sheet summarizing technical report TP-7A40-67553. As solar photovoltaic (PV) systems have continued their transition from niche applications into large, mature markets in the United States, their potential as financial investments has risen accordingly. Mainstream investors, however, need to feel confident about the risk and return of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems before committing funds. A major influence on risk and return for PV is operations and maintenance (O&M) - but O&M practices and costs vary widely across the United States, making these variables difficult for investors to predict. To address this barrier to continued PV investment, the PV O&M Working Group has developed a new best-practices guide for PV O&M.},
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year = {Wed May 24 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
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