Methods for Analysis of Outdoor Performance Data (Presentation)

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The ability to accurately predict power delivery over the course of time is of vital importance to the growth of the photovoltaic (PV) industry. Two key cost drivers are the efficiency with which sunlight is converted to power and secondly how this relationship develops over time. The accurate knowledge of power decline over time, also known as degradation rates, is essential and important to all stakeholders--utility companies, integrators, investors, and scientists alike. Different methods to determine degradation rates and discrete versus continuous data are presented, and some general best practice methods are outlined. In addition, historical degradation rates and some ... continued below

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Jordan, D. February 1, 2011.

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The ability to accurately predict power delivery over the course of time is of vital importance to the growth of the photovoltaic (PV) industry. Two key cost drivers are the efficiency with which sunlight is converted to power and secondly how this relationship develops over time. The accurate knowledge of power decline over time, also known as degradation rates, is essential and important to all stakeholders--utility companies, integrators, investors, and scientists alike. Different methods to determine degradation rates and discrete versus continuous data are presented, and some general best practice methods are outlined. In addition, historical degradation rates and some preliminary analysis with respect to climate are given.

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  • Related Information: NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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  • Report No.: NREL/PR-5200-51120
  • Grant Number: AC36-08GO28308
  • DOI: 10.2172/1009680 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1009680
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc840296

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Jordan, D. Methods for Analysis of Outdoor Performance Data (Presentation), report, February 1, 2011; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc840296/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.