AE 868
Commercial Solar Electric Systems

Procurement Report Part A


This week, you will begin preparing a multi-week Report of the available PV components in the market.

Procurement Report: Part A
Activity Details
Assignment Visit the Procurement Report/Peer Review page for details on the overall assignment. This week, you will be working on Part A.

Note: You will not be submitting this part individually. Rather, you will be combining it with Parts B and C for a single Report submission at the end of Lesson 4.

In Part A:
  1. Find three available PV modules in the market and evaluate them in terms of performance and main characteristics.
  2. Compare main parameters given by manufacturers’ specification sheets.
  3. Recommend the best match for the application your company is working on.
  4. Use appropriate tools (such as SAM or PVWatt) to compare annual energy production for each module.
  5. Use tables for comparison.