hybrid photovoltaic generator system

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  • A power system that combines solar photovoltaics with a conventional generator system to minimize life cycle costs. It takes advantage of the low operating cost of a photovoltaic array and the on-demand capability of a generator. To optimize cost, a PV system can incorporate a generator to run infrequently during cloudy periods. The PV array typically provides 70%–90% of the annual energy, and the generator provides the remainder.
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