Proceedings of the 1999 Photovoltaic Performance and Reliability Workshop

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This report compiles the presentations made at the 1999 Photovoltaic Performance and Reliability Workshop, held on October 18-21, 1999, in Vail, Colorado. The theme of the workshop was ''Setting a Standard for PV Performance and Reliability,'' with the focus on testing, test methods, evaluation, and standards. The workshop provided a venue for technical discussions on four topical areas: module rating, module qualification, power processing, and systems. Includes the following. (1) Module Performance Rating. IEEE PAR 1479 ''Draft Recommended Practice for the Evaluation of Photovoltaic Module Energy Production'' - proceed with validating the models and inputs; look closely at the need ... continued below

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Basso, T. S. January 25, 2000.

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This report compiles the presentations made at the 1999 Photovoltaic Performance and Reliability Workshop, held on October 18-21, 1999, in Vail, Colorado. The theme of the workshop was ''Setting a Standard for PV Performance and Reliability,'' with the focus on testing, test methods, evaluation, and standards. The workshop provided a venue for technical discussions on four topical areas: module rating, module qualification, power processing, and systems. Includes the following. (1) Module Performance Rating. IEEE PAR 1479 ''Draft Recommended Practice for the Evaluation of Photovoltaic Module Energy Production'' - proceed with validating the models and inputs; look closely at the need to develop a similar activity for system energy rating. (2) Module Qualification Testing. IEEE Std.1262 ''Recommended Practice for Qualification of PV Modules'' - continue validation of proposed new qualification tests at NREL, ISPRA, and US PV industry and test lab facilities. Reliability testing should be done and should include module qualification. (3) Power Processing. The most pressing concerns expressed by individuals included system design and system components integration aspects; reliability assurance; interconnection and the need for a uniform, national approach; testing; and, infrastructure development. (4) Systems Evaluation. The most pressing concerns reiterated the concerns in the power processing session. IEEE PAR 1373 ''Draft Recommended Field Test Methods and Procedures for Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems.'' There was much discussion of the appropriate levels of recommended testing. IEEE PAR 1526 - ''Draft Recommended Practice for Testing the Performance of Stand-Alone Photovoltaic Systems'' - build on the completed initial testing validation at four US sites by conducting a validation of the revised practices, and aggressively pursue the previously initiated international testing validation involvement.

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  • Report No.: NREL/CP-520-27723
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 754103
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Basso, T. S. Proceedings of the 1999 Photovoltaic Performance and Reliability Workshop, article, January 25, 2000; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc703007/: accessed December 12, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.