Enhanced Photovoltaic Power Model Fidelity Using On-Site Irradiance and Degradation-Informed Performance Input

Matthew Dzurick, B. G. Potter, William F. Holmgren, Kelly Simmons-Potter

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Abstract

The impact of irradiance data collection location and degradation-informed module performance on irradiance-to-power model accuracy is evaluated. A decrease in RMSE of over 20% is found for output power predictions using NREL PVWatts when site-specific irradiance data are coupled with maximum power point output characteristics obtained using accelerated lifecycle testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2019 IEEE 46th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1596-1600
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781728104942
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2019
Event46th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2019 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Jun 16 2019Jun 21 2019

Publication series

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

Conference

Conference46th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2019
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period6/16/196/21/19

Keywords

  • degradation
  • forecasting
  • photovoltaic cells
  • solar power generation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Dzurick, M., Potter, B. G., Holmgren, W. F., & Simmons-Potter, K. (2019). Enhanced Photovoltaic Power Model Fidelity Using On-Site Irradiance and Degradation-Informed Performance Input. In 2019 IEEE 46th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2019 (pp. 1596-1600). [8980708] (Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC40753.2019.8980708