Outdoor Performance and Modelling of Innovative Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Modules Under Hot Climatic Conditions. Makrides, G., Phinikarides, A., Herzog, E., Strobel, M. B., & Georghiou, G. E In 32nd EU-PVSEC, pages 1991–1996, Munich, Germany, 2016.
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The outdoor assessment of photovoltaic (PV) systems provides useful data to validate performance modelling approaches. The scope of this work is to analyse and model the outdoor performance of different grid-connected poly-crystalline Silicon (poly-c Si) PV systems installed at the PV Technology Laboratory of the University of Cyprus (UCY). These systems provided by Hanwha Q CELLS were installed side-by-side at a fixed-plane and monitored for a period of one year. Apart from PV system operational data, meteorological data were also extracted. Specifically, the focus of this ongoing analysis is to compare the performance of different modelling methods against real outdoor energy measurements and to investigate the impact of using real meteorological data for the simulation using the PVWATTS model and the PVSYST simulation software. The annual DC Performance Ratio (PRDC) results using the PVWATTS model and calculated using the PVSYST software showed that the prediction error (PE) was below 2 % for the PVSYST simulation, whereas for the PVWATTS model PE differences of up to 8 % were observed when compared to the measured PRDC.
@inproceedings{makridesOutdoorPerformanceModelling2016,
  title = {Outdoor {{Performance}} and {{Modelling}} of {{Innovative Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Modules Under Hot Climatic Conditions}}},
  booktitle = {32nd {{EU}}-{{PVSEC}}},
  author = {Makrides, George and Phinikarides, Alexander and Herzog, Evelyn and Strobel, Matthias B. and Georghiou, George E},
  year = {2016},
  pages = {1991--1996},
  address = {{Munich, Germany}},
  doi = {10.4229/EUPVSEC20162016-5BV.2.44},
  abstract = {The outdoor assessment of photovoltaic (PV) systems provides useful data to validate performance modelling approaches. The scope of this work is to analyse and model the outdoor performance of different grid-connected poly-crystalline Silicon (poly-c Si) PV systems installed at the PV Technology Laboratory of the University of Cyprus (UCY). These systems provided by Hanwha Q CELLS were installed side-by-side at a fixed-plane and monitored for a period of one year. Apart from PV system operational data, meteorological data were also extracted. Specifically, the focus of this ongoing analysis is to compare the performance of different modelling methods against real outdoor energy measurements and to investigate the impact of using real meteorological data for the simulation using the PVWATTS model and the PVSYST simulation software. The annual DC Performance Ratio (PRDC) results using the PVWATTS model and calculated using the PVSYST software showed that the prediction error (PE) was below 2 \% for the PVSYST simulation, whereas for the PVWATTS model PE differences of up to 8 \% were observed when compared to the measured PRDC.},
  copyright = {All rights reserved},
  file = {/home/alexis/Zotero/storage/75JP4UW2/Makrides et al. - 2016 - Outdoor Performance and Modelling of Innovative Cr.pdf},
  isbn = {3-936338-41-8}
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