Decline of the Carrisa Plains PV power plant: the impact of concentrating sunlight on flat plates

@article{Wenger1991DeclineOT,
  title={Decline of the Carrisa Plains PV power plant: the impact of concentrating sunlight on flat plates},
  author={H. Wenger and J. Schaefer and A. Rosenthal and B. Hammond and L. Schlueter},
  journal={The Conference Record of the Twenty-Second IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference - 1991},
  year={1991},
  pages={586-592 vol.1}
}
  • H. Wenger, J. Schaefer, +2 authors L. Schlueter
  • Published 1991
  • Environmental Science
  • The Conference Record of the Twenty-Second IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference - 1991
The Carrisa Plains photovoltaic (PV) power plant located in central California has steadily degraded in performance since 1986 at a rate of approximately 10% per year. Originally rated at 5.2 MW, the plant routinely produced less than 3 MW as of 1990. The plant is composed of two-axis trackers with single-crystalline flat plate modules, and over 90% of the trackers have V-trough mirrors to concentrate sunlight. This low-concentration design has caused an accelerated browning of the modules and… Expand
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