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Glossary

ENbypass diode (on a PV system level) 
diode connected in parallel across one or more PV modules in the forward electric current direction to allow the module current to bypass a module to prevent module overheating and burning resulting from the reverse voltage biasing from the other modules in the PV array

NOTE A bypass diode at a PV system level is also known as a system bypass diode or a bypass device


TC/SC:82Terms     Info     Publications
Published in:IEC 61836, ed. 2.0 (2007-12) Terms     Info
Reference number:3.2.6

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