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Good and Bad Practices in PV Plants
F. Martinez-Moreno, F. Helleputte, N. Tuytyundzhiev, D. Rabal, M. Conlon, T. Fartaria, D. Oteiza
Cost Reduction, Education and Training, Grid-Connected, PV System, Reliability
Subtopic: PV System Reliability and Availability
Event: 28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 5BV.4.15
3873 - 3875
ISBN: 3-936338-33-7
Paper DOI: 10.4229/28thEUPVSEC2013-5BV.4.15
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Document(s): paper, poster


The PVCROPS project (PhotoVoltaic Cost r€duction, Reliability, Operational performance, Prediction and Simulation), cofinanced by European Commission in the frame of Seventh Framework Programme, has compiled in the “Good and bad practices: Manual to improve the quality and reduce the cost of PV systems” a collection of good and bad practices in actual PV plants. All the situations it collects represent the state-of-the-art of existing PV installations all around Europe. They show how the different parts of an installation can be implemented properly or not. The aim of this manual is to represent a reference text which can help any PV actor (installers, electricians, maintenance operators, owners, etc.) not only to check and improve an already existing installation but will also, and mainly, avoid the previously known bad practices for the construction of a new PV installation. Thus, solving a priori the known errors, new PV installations will be more reliable, efficient and cost-effective and can recover the initial investment in a shorter time. The manual is going to be free available in the PVCROPS website in several languages.