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Title: Photovoltaic array performance model.

Abstract

This document summarizes the equations and applications associated with the photovoltaic array performance model developed at Sandia National Laboratories over the last twelve years. Electrical, thermal, and optical characteristics for photovoltaic modules are included in the model, and the model is designed to use hourly solar resource and meteorological data. The versatility and accuracy of the model has been validated for flat-plate modules (all technologies) and for concentrator modules, as well as for large arrays of modules. Applications include system design and sizing, 'translation' of field performance measurements to standard reporting conditions, system performance optimization, and real-time comparison of measured versus expected system performance.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
919131
Report Number(s):
SAND2004-3535
TRN: US200825%%193
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; ACCURACY; CONCENTRATORS; DESIGN; OPTIMIZATION; PERFORMANCE; SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORIES; PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS; Photovoltaic power generation.; Photovoltaic power systems.

Citation Formats

Kratochvil, Jay A, Boyson, William Earl, and King, David L. Photovoltaic array performance model.. United States: N. p., 2004. Web. doi:10.2172/919131.
Kratochvil, Jay A, Boyson, William Earl, & King, David L. Photovoltaic array performance model.. United States. doi:10.2172/919131.
Kratochvil, Jay A, Boyson, William Earl, and King, David L. Sun . "Photovoltaic array performance model.". United States. doi:10.2172/919131. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/919131.
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abstractNote = {This document summarizes the equations and applications associated with the photovoltaic array performance model developed at Sandia National Laboratories over the last twelve years. Electrical, thermal, and optical characteristics for photovoltaic modules are included in the model, and the model is designed to use hourly solar resource and meteorological data. The versatility and accuracy of the model has been validated for flat-plate modules (all technologies) and for concentrator modules, as well as for large arrays of modules. Applications include system design and sizing, 'translation' of field performance measurements to standard reporting conditions, system performance optimization, and real-time comparison of measured versus expected system performance.},
doi = {10.2172/919131},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2004},
month = {8}
}

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