Need for uniform photvoltaic module performance testing and ratings

Gobind H. Atmaram, Govindasamy Tamizhmani, Gerard G. Ventre

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Scopus citations

Abstract

The variations in photovoltaic (PV) module performance ratings, caused by differences in module sampling, testing methods, rating conditions, rating tolerance limits, module power degradation and other reasons are examined. This indicates a growing need for a nationally accepted uniform PV module performance testing and rating system to allow a fair comparison of modules of different manufacturers and PV technologies, meet customer expectations and improve consumer confidence for wider utilization of PV technology. Finally, an approach is presented to implement such a uniform PV module performance testing and rating system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication33rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2008
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Event33rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2008 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: May 11 2008May 16 2008

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-8371

Other

Other33rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2008
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period5/11/085/16/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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