AC photovoltaic module magnetic fields
Implementation of alternating current (AC) photovoltaic (PV) modules, particularly for distributed applications such as PV rooftops and facades, may be slowed by public concern about electric and magnetic fields (EMF). This paper documents magnetic field measurements on an AC PV module, complementing EMF research on direct-current PV modules conducted by PG and E in 1993. Although not comprehensive, the PV EMF data indicate that 60 Hz magnetic fields (the EMF type of greatest public concern) from PV modules are comparable to, or significantly less than, those from household appliances. Given the present EMF research knowledge, AC PV module EMF may not merit considerable concern.
- Pacific Gas and Electric Co., San Francisco, CA (United States)
- Endecon Engineering, San Ramon, CA (United States)
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Journal ID: ISSN 0160-8371; TRN: IM9905%%136
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- Conference: 26. IEEE photovoltaic specialists conference, Anaheim, CA (United States), 29 Sep - 3 Oct 1997; Other Information: PBD: 1997; Related Information: Is Part Of Conference record of the twenty sixth IEEE photovoltaic specialists conference -- 1997; PB: 1477 p.
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., Piscataway, NJ (United States)
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- United States
- 14 SOLAR ENERGY; PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER SUPPLIES; ROOFS; WALLS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; ALTERNATING CURRENT; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; PUBLIC ANXIETY; EXPERIMENTAL DATA