Connector Reliability Across the U.S. Solar Sector

Laurie Burnham, Bruce King, Michael Bolen, Wayne Li, Michael Woodhouse, Jal Desai, Vignesh Ramasamy

Research output: NRELPresentation


This presentation describes preventative and corrective maintenance costs associated with PV connectors, downtime resulting from failed connectors, and impact of connectors on LCOE. The presentation described the NREL portion of a project also involving portions by Sandia NL and EPRI which will be presented separately.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 2023

Publication series

NamePresented at the Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) Workshop on PV Systems, 12 October 2023, Orlando, Florida

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-7A40-87751


  • connector
  • cost
  • LCOE
  • lost production
  • photovoltaic


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