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Title: Performance Modeling and Testing of Distributed Electronics in PV Systems; NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

Computer modeling is able to predict the performance of distributed power electronics (microinverters, power optimizers) in PV systems. However, details about partial shade and other mismatch must be known in order to give the model accurate information to go on. This talk will describe recent updates in NREL’s System Advisor Model program to model partial shading losses with and without distributed power electronics, along with experimental validation results. Computer modeling is able to predict the performance of distributed power electronics (microinverters, power optimizers) in PV systems. However, details about partial shade and other mismatch must be known in order to give the model accurate information to go on. This talk will describe recent updates in NREL’s System Advisor Model program to model partial shading losses.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1215239
Report Number(s):
NREL/PR-5J00-64167
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2015 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), 15-19 March 2015, Charlotte, North Carolina
Research Org:
NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States))
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE PHOTOVOLTAICS; PERFORMANCE MODELING; PARTIAL SHADING; SAM