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Bifacial PV: comparing apples with apples sometimes does not make sense

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By Dr. Radovan Kopecek; Dr. Joris Libal

Bifaciality is a complex area of PV technology and currently there is some confusion over
what bifacial gains can be expected and how these transfer to system cost reductions. Radovan
Kopecek and Joris Libal describe how bifacial gains are defined, what bifacial gains can be
expected and what this means for real applications

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