Minimizing Variation in Outdoor CPV Power Ratings: Preprint.
Author: Muller, M.; Marion, B.; Rodriguez, J.; Kurtz, S.
Pages/Volumes: 7 pp.
Publication Year: 2011
Notes: Presented at the 7th International Conference on Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems (CPV-7), 4-6 April 2011, Las Vegas, Nevada
Document Type: Conference Paper
NTIS/GPO Number: 1019177
Subject Code Description: Solar Energy - Photovoltaics
Abstract: The CPV community has agreed to have both indoor and outdoor power ratings at the module level. The indoor rating provides a repeatable measure of module performance as it leaves the factory line while the outdoor rating provides a measure of true performance under real world conditions. The challenge with an outdoor rating is that the spectrum, temperature, wind speed, etc are constantly in flux and therefore the resulting power rating varies from day to day and month to month. This work examines different methodologies for determining the outdoor power rating with the goal of minimizing variation even if data are collected under changing meteorological conditions.
Accession Number: 51339
Library Notes: NPL-1107 REV
Report Numbers: CP-5200-51339
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