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Title: User's Manual for Data for Validating Models for PV Module Performance

This user's manual describes performance data measured for flat-plate photovoltaic (PV) modules installed in Cocoa, Florida, Eugene, Oregon, and Golden, Colorado. The data include PV module current-voltage curves and associated meteorological data for approximately one-year periods. These publicly available data are intended to facilitate the validation of existing models for predicting the performance of PV modules, and for the development of new and improved models. For comparing different modeling approaches, using these public data will provide transparency and more meaningful comparisons of the relative benefits.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1130632
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-5200-61610
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 42 ENGINEERING DATA; IRRADIANCE; METEOROLOGICAL; PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE; PERFORMANCE; CURRENT-VOLTAGE CURVES; Solar Energy - Photovoltaics