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Title: Bifacial PV Performance Models: Comparison and Field Results

Abstract

Updated performance models for bifacial PV are being developed at NREL. We are in the process of validating these optical models against field trial configurations, and commercial bifacial models. This presentation provides preliminary field test results, intercomparison of NREL's Ray Tracing and View Factor bifacial modules against PVSyst, and a SolarWorld empirical model. Some specific attributes of bifacial modeling are addressed including edge effects and rear irradiance non-uniformity / mismatch loss.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque
  3. University of Iowa, Iowa City
  4. University of Arizona, Tucson
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:
1569688
Report Number(s):
NREL/PR-5K00-70463
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the BiFiPV 2017 Workshop, 25-27 October 2017, Konstanz, Germany
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; solar; photovoltaics; bifacial; PVSyst; ray tracing; performance model

Citation Formats

Deline, Christopher A, Marion, William F, MacAlpine, Sara M, Stein, Josh, Toor, Fatima, and Ayala, Silvana. Bifacial PV Performance Models: Comparison and Field Results. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Deline, Christopher A, Marion, William F, MacAlpine, Sara M, Stein, Josh, Toor, Fatima, & Ayala, Silvana. Bifacial PV Performance Models: Comparison and Field Results. United States.
Deline, Christopher A, Marion, William F, MacAlpine, Sara M, Stein, Josh, Toor, Fatima, and Ayala, Silvana. Tue . "Bifacial PV Performance Models: Comparison and Field Results". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1569688.
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abstractNote = {Updated performance models for bifacial PV are being developed at NREL. We are in the process of validating these optical models against field trial configurations, and commercial bifacial models. This presentation provides preliminary field test results, intercomparison of NREL's Ray Tracing and View Factor bifacial modules against PVSyst, and a SolarWorld empirical model. Some specific attributes of bifacial modeling are addressed including edge effects and rear irradiance non-uniformity / mismatch loss.},
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