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The All India Survey of Photovoltaic Module Reliability 2014 is an enhanced version of the survey conducted in the previous year, with detailed characterization of PV modules including current-voltage, infrared and electroluminescence imaging, visual inspection, insulation resistance [...]

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Most of the maintenance actions in the construction sector are still reactive and sporadic, based on subjective criteria. Usually, maintenance actions are performed when the building already presents unacceptable degradation levels, and the reactive maintenance actions carried [...]

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Building inspection systems are a useful tool for surveyors, standardising the collection of information. Thisresearch is framed within the development of a global inspection system based on twelve expert inspection systems for twelve types of building elements used in the envelope [...]

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The New Zealand Building Code is unique in the world in requiring evidence of a minimum durability of 50 years for all structural building elements. This prescriptive durability requirement equally applies to the adhesives used in structural applications such as engineered wood [...]

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In the new era of Ambient Intelligence, wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are seen to bridge the gap between physical world and the Internet, making a large amount of information accessible anywhere, anytime. Over the last few years, WSNs are being developed towards a large number of [...]

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This paper determines the profitability of the primary frequency regulation (FR) service considering the wear of the electric vehicle (EV) battery as a cost. To evaluate the profitability of the FR service, the cost of degradation from FR provision is separated from the degradation [...]

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Considering the increase in consumption of Cannabis sativa and the use of the compound β- carotene (BC) as supplement, we investigated potential changes in the chemical and biological proprieties of BC after exposure to C. sativa smoke (CSS). Our results showed that the BC exposed [...]

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The current increase in the demand for electric power and the obligation to comply with the regulations associated with reliability and continuity in the supply, have prompted the manufacturers of electrical conductors to focus on designing their products with special care when [...]

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The inspection of the used house which is necessary to be evaluated is carried out without removal of the interior or exterior finishing materials. However, where the interior or exterior appearance was degraded, there was not always a bio-deterioration of the wooden structural member [...]