Advance solar technology by marrying quality assurance with design engineering

The photovoltaics industry has grown remarkably in recent decades but as it has grown, quality assurance during the manufacturing and installation processes has become increasingly important. There is often a cultural divide between those who develop and those who implement the designs, motivating partnering of these efforts.

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Kurtz, S. Advance solar technology by marrying quality assurance with design engineering. Nat Energy 3, 1016–1018 (2018).

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