Performance reviews from the Tucson Electric Power solar test yard

Alexander D Cronin, Adria Brooks, Daniel Cormode, Garrett Hardesty, Vincent P A Lonij

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Abstract

At the Tucson Electric Power (TEP) solar test yard, over 20 different grid-connected PV systems are being tested. Most of these PV systems are in the 1 to 2 kW range. We present measured conversion efficiencies, final yields, performance ratios, temperature de-ratings and degradation rates for 20 PV systems. The final yields are also compared to predictions from PVwatts and PVsyst. The systems include flat plate PV modules from Sunpower, Sharp, BP, Uni-solar Sanyo, Shell, Astropower, Solarex, and Evergreen Solar. The performance of several of these flat plate PV systems has been recorded starting in 2003. Since then, several types of concentrating PV modules have been also deployed at the Tucson Electric Power solar test yard, including modules from Solyndra, Prism Solar Technologies Inc., Skyline Inc., and Semprius Inc. At the same location Solon Corporation is testing several flat plate modules with 1-axis and 2-axis trackers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
Pages2351-2356
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Event37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2011 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Jun 19 2011Jun 24 2011

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Other37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2011
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period6/19/116/24/11

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Solar energy
Prisms
Conversion efficiency
Degradation
Testing
Industry
Temperature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Cronin, A. D., Brooks, A., Cormode, D., Hardesty, G., & Lonij, V. P. A. (2011). Performance reviews from the Tucson Electric Power solar test yard. In Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (pp. 2351-2356). [6186424] https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2011.6186424

Performance reviews from the Tucson Electric Power solar test yard. / Cronin, Alexander D; Brooks, Adria; Cormode, Daniel; Hardesty, Garrett; Lonij, Vincent P A.

Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. 2011. p. 2351-2356 6186424.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Cronin, AD, Brooks, A, Cormode, D, Hardesty, G & Lonij, VPA 2011, Performance reviews from the Tucson Electric Power solar test yard. in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference., 6186424, pp. 2351-2356, 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2011, Seattle, WA, United States, 6/19/11. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2011.6186424
Cronin AD, Brooks A, Cormode D, Hardesty G, Lonij VPA. Performance reviews from the Tucson Electric Power solar test yard. In Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. 2011. p. 2351-2356. 6186424 https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2011.6186424
Cronin, Alexander D ; Brooks, Adria ; Cormode, Daniel ; Hardesty, Garrett ; Lonij, Vincent P A. / Performance reviews from the Tucson Electric Power solar test yard. Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. 2011. pp. 2351-2356
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