Accelerating PV Cost Effectiveness Through Systems Design, Engineering, and Quality Assurance: Phase I Annual Technical Report, 4 November 2004 - 3 November 2005

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report

Abstract

During Phase I of this PV Manufacturing R&D subcontract, PowerLight Corporation has made significant progress toward the reduction of installed costs for commercial-scale, rooftop PV systems. PowerLight has worked to reduce operating costs by improving long-term reliability and performance through the development of more sophisticated tools used in system design and monitoring. Additionally,PowerLight has implemented design improvements with the goal of reducing cost while maintaining and/or improving product quality. As part of this effort, PowerLight also modified manufacturing and shipping processes to accommodate these design changes, streamline material flow, reduce cost, and decrease waste streams. During Phase II of this project, PowerLight plans to continue this work withthe goal of reducing system cost and improving system performance.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages87
StatePublished - 2006

Bibliographical note

Work performed by PowerLight Corporation, Berkeley, California

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-520-40335

Keywords

  • commercial-scale
  • costs
  • engineering
  • installed costs
  • long-term reliability
  • manufacturer
  • PV
  • quality assurance
  • rooftop
  • system design
  • system performance
  • system performance

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