PVWatts Version 1 Technical Reference
The NREL PVWatts(TM) calculator is a web application developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) that estimates the electricity production of a grid-connected photovoltaic system based on a few simple inputs. PVWatts combines a number of sub-models to predict overall system performance, and makes several hidden assumptions about performance parameters. This technical reference details the individual sub-models, documents assumptions and hidden parameters, and explains the sequence of calculations that yield the final system performance estimation.
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- Technical Report
- Research Org:
- National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
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- USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Solar Energy Technologies Program
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 14 SOLAR ENERGY; 97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; PHOTOVOLTAICS; PV; PVWATTS; SYSTEMS MODELING; SOLAR ANALYSIS; Energy Analysis; Solar Energy - Photovoltaics
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