Field performance measurements of new and traditional PV technologies

Vincent P.A. Lonij, Adria E. Brooks, James Greenberg, Sean Orsburn, Alexander D. Cronin, Gabe Torres

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Abstract

At the Tucson Electric Power (TEP) Solar Test Yard, over 20 different grid-connected PV systems are being tested. The systems include flat-plate PV like Sunpower, Sharp, Unisolar, Sanyo, Shell, Evergreen, and Petra Solar. Performance of several of these systems has been recorded since 2003. Since then, concentrating PV modules have been also deployed at the TEP test yard, including systems from Solyndra, Prism Solar Technologies Inc., Skyline Inc., Semprius Inc, and Green Volts Inc. We discuss recent upgrades to the TEP Solar Test Yard and how these upgrades have improved our measurements. We present preliminary measurements of final yields, performance ratios, temperature de-ratings and degradation rates for the period 2009-2011. Measured final yields are compared to predictions from PVwatts and PVsyst.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWorld Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conference
Pages342-348
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Dec 31 2012
EventWorld Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conference - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: May 13 2012May 17 2012

Publication series

NameWorld Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conferen
Volume1

Other

OtherWorld Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conference
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period5/13/125/17/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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    Lonij, V. P. A., Brooks, A. E., Greenberg, J., Orsburn, S., Cronin, A. D., & Torres, G. (2012). Field performance measurements of new and traditional PV technologies. In World Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conference (pp. 342-348). (World Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conferen; Vol. 1).