Falling system prices have been a key driver of PV's recent growth and competitiveness, but upfront costs are only one part of the equation for long-term profitability within the solar power industry. Maximising any given system’s cumulative power output over its lifetime is critical to lowering the levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) and maximising investment returns.
Photovoltaic system lifetime is key to ensuring investment returns. The more reliable the system lifetime is, the more reliable and certain the investment.
System installation and maintenance helps determine long-term performance of a photovoltaic system.
DuPont, an industry leader in high-performance materials for photovoltaic panels, shares best practices for solar array design, component selection and long-term maintenance.