PV Demonstration Project
Project Title: Roof membrane temperature monitoring of thin-film PV arrays
Scope: Design, furnish and install instrumentation to monitor and record operating temperature fluctuations under various roof membranes. Establish benchmark temperatures currently unknown in the roofing industry at this time.
Program Length/Location: Estimated 3 years/Manhattan, Kansas
Program Benefits: Provide useful information to MRCA contractors as to operating temperature extremes that may be harmful to some roof membranes.
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