Florida Power Corporation (FPC) owns and operates a 15-peak-kilowatt (kWp) amorphous silicon photovoltaic (PV) system at its Econ substation in Orlando, Florida. The PV system, commissioned on August 23, 1988, was designed to generate power that would be injected directly to the FPC electric grid. The Solar Progress Generating Station was developed as part of FPC's interest in new power generation technologies. The PV system design and installation was a collaborative effort among FPC, the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).In March 1999, FPC informed FSEC that the PV system was off-line and its operation could not be restarted. FPC requested that FSEC conduct diagnostic testing to assess system status and make recommendations for corrective actions. FSEC researchers made a site visit to the PV system on April 20, 1999 and conducted the system inspection and testing. This report summarizes the test results, system status and corrective actions needed to restore the system to its full operational status.
Florida Solar Energy Center and FSEC PVdg Division, "Diagnostic Test Report On Florida Power Corporation's 15-Kwp Amorphous Silicon Photovoltaic System" (1999). FSEC Energy Research Center®. 664.