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Title: Validation of Photovoltaic Modeling Tool HelioScope Against Measured Data

Abstract

HelioScope is a cloud-based solar design software developed by Folsom Labs to model arrays based on physical design. Folsom Labs received a grant from the Department of Energy for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to validate the performance of HelioScope's simulation engine against measured PV system performance. This study builds upon previous validation work by NREL of multiple other PV modeling tools, using the same fixed-tilt systems with available system specifications. HelioScope designs were set up using the same system specifications and concurrent weather data as were used in previous studies. The predicted performance results from the simulations were compared with measured data and to performance predictions by other PV modeling tools.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
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:
1481365
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-6A20-72155
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; modeling; validation; HelioScope; System Advisor Model; SAM; Small Business Voucher Program

Citation Formats

Guittet, Darice L., and Freeman, Janine M. Validation of Photovoltaic Modeling Tool HelioScope Against Measured Data. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1481365.
Guittet, Darice L., & Freeman, Janine M. Validation of Photovoltaic Modeling Tool HelioScope Against Measured Data. United States. doi:10.2172/1481365.
Guittet, Darice L., and Freeman, Janine M. Fri . "Validation of Photovoltaic Modeling Tool HelioScope Against Measured Data". United States. doi:10.2172/1481365. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1481365.
@article{osti_1481365,
title = {Validation of Photovoltaic Modeling Tool HelioScope Against Measured Data},
author = {Guittet, Darice L. and Freeman, Janine M.},
abstractNote = {HelioScope is a cloud-based solar design software developed by Folsom Labs to model arrays based on physical design. Folsom Labs received a grant from the Department of Energy for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to validate the performance of HelioScope's simulation engine against measured PV system performance. This study builds upon previous validation work by NREL of multiple other PV modeling tools, using the same fixed-tilt systems with available system specifications. HelioScope designs were set up using the same system specifications and concurrent weather data as were used in previous studies. The predicted performance results from the simulations were compared with measured data and to performance predictions by other PV modeling tools.},
doi = {10.2172/1481365},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {11}
}

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