Photovoltaic (PV) array

Photovoltaic (PV) array
  An interconnected system of PV modules that function as a single electricity-producing unit. The modules are assembled as a discrete structure, with common support or mounting. In smaller systems, an array can consist of a single module.
  Solar Electric Glossary

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