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. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers., pp. 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: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1109/PVSC.2000.916184
ISBNs: 0780357728 (print)
Venue - Dates: Twenty-Eighth IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 2000-09-15 - 2000-09-22
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ePrint ID: 22280
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15 September 2000Published
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2017 22:51
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/22280

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