A comparison of photovoltaic module performance evaluation methodologies for energy ratings

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The rating of photovoltaic (PV) modules has always been a controversial topic in the PV community. Currently, there is no industry standard methodology to evaluate PV modules for energy production. This issue must be discussed and resolved for the benefit of system planners, utilities, and other consumers. Several methodologies are available to rate a module`s peak power, but do any accurately predict energy output for flat-plate modules? This paper analyzes the energy performance of PV modules using six different energy calculation techniques and compares the results to the measured amount of energy produced. The results indicate which methods are the ... continued below

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Kroposki, B.; Emery, K.; Myers, D. & Mrig, L. October 1, 1995.

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The rating of photovoltaic (PV) modules has always been a controversial topic in the PV community. Currently, there is no industry standard methodology to evaluate PV modules for energy production. This issue must be discussed and resolved for the benefit of system planners, utilities, and other consumers. Several methodologies are available to rate a module`s peak power, but do any accurately predict energy output for flat-plate modules? This paper analyzes the energy performance of PV modules using six different energy calculation techniques and compares the results to the measured amount of energy produced. The results indicate which methods are the most effective for predicting energy output in Golden, Colorado, under prevailing meteorological conditions.

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  • 1. world conference on photovoltaic energy conversion, Waikoloa, HI (United States), 5-9 Dec 1994

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  • Report No.: NREL/TP--411-7426
  • Report No.: CONF-941203--29
  • Grant Number: AC36-83CH10093
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 119934
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc623979

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Kroposki, B.; Emery, K.; Myers, D. & Mrig, L. A comparison of photovoltaic module performance evaluation methodologies for energy ratings, article, October 1, 1995; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc623979/: accessed December 15, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.