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The work of the Solar PV Team is to design and install Solar PV systems which enable our clients to fulfill their mission in the presence of unreliable or non-existent electrical power. In order to experiment with different Solar PV configurations and train new members, the Solar PV team last year designed a Solar Lab to be installed in and next to Frey 70. This work paralleled the design/component selection typically performed prior to an installation site trip. This year, the team modeled the efforts typically done at the installation site by building and configuring the Solar Lab design. This poster will focus on the lessons learned about decisions that need to be made in the field to convert a Component Selection level design into a Functioning PV System.
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Rood, Noah A.; Kolb, Jonas E.; Pilawski, Christian; Shields-Seelig, Garrison; and Fish, Randall K., "On-Campus Solar PV Lab: Component Selection is Only the Beginning" (2021). 2021 Collaboratory/Engineering Symposium. 4.