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By Dirk C. Jordan, Chris Deline, Bill Marion & Teresa Barnes,National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Mark Bolinger, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Despite the importance of reliability to the cost competitiveness of PV, large data sets enabling high-level investigation of the technology’s performance in the field are relatively scarce. Dirk C. Jordan, Chris Deline, Bill Marion and Teresa Barnes of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Mark Bolinger of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory study a unique data set of 100,000 PV systems in the US, drawing out tips for better reliability that have relevance to other parts of the world.

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