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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.

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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.

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Published date: 15 September 2000
Venue - Dates: Twenty-Eighth IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 2000-09-15 - 2000-09-22


Local EPrints ID: 22280
ISBN: 0780357728
PURE UUID: 050d1352-fd58-4fbb-a2bc-2e1e99da4479
ORCID for A.S. Bahaj: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 19 Feb 2007
Last modified: 13 Oct 2017 09:56

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