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Title: Use of Pyranometers to Estimate PV Module Degradation Rates in the Field: Preprint

Abstract

This paper describes a methodology that uses relative measurements to estimate the degradation rates of PV modules in the field. The importance of calibration and cleaning is illustrated. The number of years of field measurements needed to measure degradation rates with data from the field is cut in half using relative comparisons.

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Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
OSTI Identifier:
1296611
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5D00-66498
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the 43rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 5-10 June 2016, Portland, Oregon
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; PV modules; degradation; calibration; field measurements

Citation Formats

Vignola, Frank, Peterson, Josh, Kessler, Rich, Mavromatakis, Fotis, Dooraghi, Mike, and Sengupta, Manajit. Use of Pyranometers to Estimate PV Module Degradation Rates in the Field: Preprint. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1109/PVSC.2016.7749764.
Vignola, Frank, Peterson, Josh, Kessler, Rich, Mavromatakis, Fotis, Dooraghi, Mike, & Sengupta, Manajit. Use of Pyranometers to Estimate PV Module Degradation Rates in the Field: Preprint. United States. doi:10.1109/PVSC.2016.7749764.
Vignola, Frank, Peterson, Josh, Kessler, Rich, Mavromatakis, Fotis, Dooraghi, Mike, and Sengupta, Manajit. Mon . "Use of Pyranometers to Estimate PV Module Degradation Rates in the Field: Preprint". United States. doi:10.1109/PVSC.2016.7749764. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1296611.
@article{osti_1296611,
title = {Use of Pyranometers to Estimate PV Module Degradation Rates in the Field: Preprint},
author = {Vignola, Frank and Peterson, Josh and Kessler, Rich and Mavromatakis, Fotis and Dooraghi, Mike and Sengupta, Manajit},
abstractNote = {This paper describes a methodology that uses relative measurements to estimate the degradation rates of PV modules in the field. The importance of calibration and cleaning is illustrated. The number of years of field measurements needed to measure degradation rates with data from the field is cut in half using relative comparisons.},
doi = {10.1109/PVSC.2016.7749764},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Aug 01 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Mon Aug 01 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}

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