Conversion efficiencies of six grid-tied inverters at the Tucson electric power solar test yard

Adria E. Brooks, Joshua Fijal, Michael T.St Germaine, Sean Orsburn, James Greenberg, Vincent P.A. Lonij, Daniella N. Dellagiustina, Alexander D. Cronin

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Abstract

We measure the conversion efficiencies of six inverters manufactured by Fronius, SMA, and Xantrex. We measure efficiencies ranging from 87.0% to 91.7%. We find differences between manufacturers' specified efficiency and field performance of -3.8% and -6.0% Inverter efficiencies are also studied as a function of global horizontal irradiance and ambient temperature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2853-2856
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781479932993
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Event39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013 - Tampa, FL, United States
Duration: Jun 16 2013Jun 21 2013

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-8371

Other

Other39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013
CountryUnited States
CityTampa, FL
Period6/16/136/21/13

Keywords

  • Energy efficiency
  • Inverters
  • Photovoltaic systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Brooks, A. E., Fijal, J., Germaine, M. T. S., Orsburn, S., Greenberg, J., Lonij, V. P. A., Dellagiustina, D. N., & Cronin, A. D. (2013). Conversion efficiencies of six grid-tied inverters at the Tucson electric power solar test yard. In 39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013 (pp. 2853-2856). [6745066] (Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2013.6745066