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Solar life-cycle management: Is the spectre of lost returns holding solar energy back?

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By Mark Skidmore, Mark Skidmore has over 14 years’ experience in the solar industry, and over 18 years’ experience in the construction contracting industry.; Samantha Doshi, Samantha Doshi has over five years’ experience in the areas of PV module certification, laboratory module and component testing, and field performance and failure analysis.; Matthias Heinze, Matthias Heinze is the director of business development at TÜV Rheinland, and has several decades’ experience in the areas of PV plant qualification and monitoring, laboratory module and component testing, performance measurement and failure analysis.; Christos Monokroussos, Christos Monokroussos received his doctorate in photovoltaics from Loughborough University, UK, and has 10 years’ experience in PV research.

Data | The collection of inaccurate data at any point in the life cycle of a solar plant will undermine almost every aspect of the investment accounting. Mark Skidmore, Samantha Doshi, Matthia Heinze and Christos Monokroussos from TÜV Rheinland discuss the importance of precision data gathering in mitigating risk for builders, operators and financiers

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