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Title: Evaluating Energy Impacts and Costs from PV Component Failures: Preprint

Abstract

The PV Reliability Performance Model (PV-RPM) tool is used to simulate the cost and energy impacts of component faults and failures for a hypothetical PV system. This model, originally developed by Sandia National Laboratories, is a new feature in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's System Advisor Model (SAM), which performs stochastic analysis sampling of probability distributions for faults, failures, and repairs. One PV system was created for this analysis to be representative of a portfolio of maintenance data maintained by Sandia National Laboratories. Fault, failure, and repair distributions from this system are varied from current baseline conditions to simulate different reliability and repair scenarios and resulting energy and cost impacts. Results highlight ways to express the uncertainty around PV system performance when considering the probabilistic behavior of components in the system, and ways the PV-RPM model can be used to explore different failure and repair scenarios.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. Sandia National Laboratories
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:
1482498
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-6A20-72212
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the 2018 World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC-7), 10-15 June 2018, Waikoloa, Hawaii
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; PV; reliability; System Advisor Model; modeling

Citation Formats

Freeman, Janine M, Walker, H. A, Klise, Geoffrey T., and Lavrova, Olga. Evaluating Energy Impacts and Costs from PV Component Failures: Preprint. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Freeman, Janine M, Walker, H. A, Klise, Geoffrey T., & Lavrova, Olga. Evaluating Energy Impacts and Costs from PV Component Failures: Preprint. United States.
Freeman, Janine M, Walker, H. A, Klise, Geoffrey T., and Lavrova, Olga. Mon . "Evaluating Energy Impacts and Costs from PV Component Failures: Preprint". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1482498.
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author = {Freeman, Janine M and Walker, H. A and Klise, Geoffrey T. and Lavrova, Olga},
abstractNote = {The PV Reliability Performance Model (PV-RPM) tool is used to simulate the cost and energy impacts of component faults and failures for a hypothetical PV system. This model, originally developed by Sandia National Laboratories, is a new feature in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's System Advisor Model (SAM), which performs stochastic analysis sampling of probability distributions for faults, failures, and repairs. One PV system was created for this analysis to be representative of a portfolio of maintenance data maintained by Sandia National Laboratories. Fault, failure, and repair distributions from this system are varied from current baseline conditions to simulate different reliability and repair scenarios and resulting energy and cost impacts. Results highlight ways to express the uncertainty around PV system performance when considering the probabilistic behavior of components in the system, and ways the PV-RPM model can be used to explore different failure and repair scenarios.},
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