Implementation and validation of Sandia outdoor photovoltaic test method and performance model at Arizona state university

Bo Li, David King, William Boyson, Govindasamy Tamizhmani

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    Abstract

    This paper deals with the technology transfer of a specific photovoltaic (PV) module characterization procedure from Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) to Arizona State University Photovoltaic Testing Laboratory (ASU-PTL). This effort was intended to meet industry requests for independent module performance testing that provides the parameters (coefficients) required by the Sandia performance model. The objective of this work was two fold: (i) implement Sandia's experimental methodology at ASU-PTL to collect and analyze sunrise-to-sunset module performance data; and (ii) validate Sandia's performance model by comparing the modeled performance based on analysis of daylong data sets with performance determined using traditional standardized procedures. This paper reports lessons learned as well as the successful completion of this effort.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationConference Record of the 2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC-4
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages2210-2213
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)1424400163, 9781424400164
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
    Event2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC-4 - Waikoloa, HI, United States
    Duration: May 7 2006May 12 2006

    Publication series

    NameConference Record of the 2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC-4
    Volume2

    Other

    Other2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC-4
    CountryUnited States
    CityWaikoloa, HI
    Period5/7/065/12/06

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Materials Chemistry

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    Li, B., King, D., Boyson, W., & Tamizhmani, G. (2006). Implementation and validation of Sandia outdoor photovoltaic test method and performance model at Arizona state university. In Conference Record of the 2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC-4 (pp. 2210-2213). [4060113] (Conference Record of the 2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC-4; Vol. 2). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/WCPEC.2006.279947