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Title: Measurement uncertainty analysis techniques applied to PV performance measurements

Abstract

The purpose of this presentation is to provide a brief introduction to measurement uncertainty analysis, outline how it is done, and illustrate uncertainty analysis with examples drawn from the PV field, with particular emphasis toward its use in PV performance measurements. The uncertainty information we know and state concerning a PV performance measurement or a module test result determines, to a significant extent, the value and quality of that result. What is measurement uncertainty analysis? It is an outgrowth of what has commonly been called error analysis. But uncertainty analysis, a more recent development, gives greater insight into measurement processes and tests, experiments, or calibration results. Uncertainty analysis gives us an estimate of the I interval about a measured value or an experiment`s final result within which we believe the true value of that quantity will lie. Why should we take the time to perform an uncertainty analysis? A rigorous measurement uncertainty analysis: Increases the credibility and value of research results; allows comparisons of results from different labs; helps improve experiment design and identifies where changes are needed to achieve stated objectives (through use of the pre-test analysis); plays a significant role in validating measurements and experimental results, and inmore » demonstrating (through the post-test analysis) that valid data have been acquired; reduces the risk of making erroneous decisions; demonstrates quality assurance and quality control measures have been accomplished; define Valid Data as data having known and documented paths of: Origin, including theory; measurements; traceability to measurement standards; computations; uncertainty analysis of results.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10102409
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-411-5125; CONF-9209252-1
ON: DE93000019
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-83CH10093
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Photovoltaics performance and reliability workshop,Golden, CO (United States),16-18 Sep 1992; Other Information: PBD: Oct 1992
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; DATA COVARIANCES; EVALUATION; SOLAR CELLS; ACCURACY; CALIBRATION; STATISTICS; RELIABILITY; QUALITY ASSURANCE; PROBABILITY; SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS; PHOTOVOLTAIC; MEASUREMENT UNCERTAINTY; PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS; 140501; 990200; PHOTOVOLTAIC CONVERSION; MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTERS

Citation Formats

Wells, C. Measurement uncertainty analysis techniques applied to PV performance measurements. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Wells, C. Measurement uncertainty analysis techniques applied to PV performance measurements. United States.
Wells, C. Thu . "Measurement uncertainty analysis techniques applied to PV performance measurements". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10102409.
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