PV Storm Hardening Costs

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While solar arrays often survive severe weather events, systems are occasionally compromised and left unable to provide power. For PV systems to act as resilient power providers, they must remain operational. Building a system that is more likely to survive a storm comes at a cost, though. Previous efforts have identified various system measures and practices that can increase the likelihood of a PV system surviving a severe weather event. But what is the cost premium for a storm hardened PV system? This report provides initial estimates for the up-front cost premiums for various methods of storm hardening PV systems.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - 2020

Publication series

NamePresented at the PV Reliability Workshop, 25-27 February 2020, Lakewood, Colorado

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PO-7A40-76045


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  • resilience
  • solar
  • storm
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