Photovoltaic array performance model.

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This document summarizes the equations and applications associated with the photovoltaic array performance model developed at Sandia National Laboratories over the last twelve years. Electrical, thermal, and optical characteristics for photovoltaic modules are included in the model, and the model is designed to use hourly solar resource and meteorological data. The versatility and accuracy of the model has been validated for flat-plate modules (all technologies) and for concentrator modules, as well as for large arrays of modules. Applications include system design and sizing, 'translation' of field performance measurements to standard reporting conditions, system performance optimization, and real-time comparison of measured ... continued below

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Kratochvil, Jay A.; Boyson, William Earl & King, David L. August 1, 2004.

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This document summarizes the equations and applications associated with the photovoltaic array performance model developed at Sandia National Laboratories over the last twelve years. Electrical, thermal, and optical characteristics for photovoltaic modules are included in the model, and the model is designed to use hourly solar resource and meteorological data. The versatility and accuracy of the model has been validated for flat-plate modules (all technologies) and for concentrator modules, as well as for large arrays of modules. Applications include system design and sizing, 'translation' of field performance measurements to standard reporting conditions, system performance optimization, and real-time comparison of measured versus expected system performance.

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  • Report No.: SAND2004-3535
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/919131 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 919131
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc888150

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Kratochvil, Jay A.; Boyson, William Earl & King, David L. Photovoltaic array performance model., report, August 1, 2004; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc888150/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.