Electrical connector contact resistance behaviour within a PV shingle roof
Bahaj, A.S., James, P.A.B., McBride, J. and Mucci, P.E.R. (2000) Electrical connector contact resistance behaviour within a PV shingle roof. In, Conference Record of the Twenty-Eighth IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 2000. Twenty-Eighth IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference USA, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1521-1524. (doi:10.1109/PVSC.2000.916184).
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Photovoltaic (PV) laminates have no moving parts and last 25 years or more with no maintenance aside from the occasional cleaning. Historically PV systems have been `hard-wired' between junction boxes. The use of photovoltaics in buildings has necessitated the use of `push-fit' connectors to enable quick and easy connection between modules on roofs and facades. The PV industry is largely unaware however, of the potential for inter-module connector failure from the use of such push-fit connectors. An inclined roof is used to study the behavior of individual electrical contact resistances within a new type of PV shingle. The possible modes of connector failure in such a system are discussed.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
T Technology > TH Building construction
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
|Date Deposited:||19 Feb 2007|
|Last Modified:||27 Mar 2014 18:11|
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