Photovoltaic performance models: An evaluation with actual field data

Govindasamy Tamizhmani, John Paul Ishioye, Arseniy Voropayev, Yi Kang

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    Abstract

    Prediction of energy production is crucial to the design and installation of the building integrated photovoltaic systems. This prediction should be attainable based on the commonly available parameters such as system size, orientation and tilt angle. Several commercially available as well as free downloadable software tools exist to predict energy production. Six software models have been evaluated in this study and they are: PV Watts, PVsyst, MAUI, Clean Power Estimator, Solar Advisor Model (SAM) and RETScreen. This evaluation has been done by comparing the monthly, seasonaly and annually predicted data with the actual, field data obtained over a year period on a large number of residential PV systems ranging between 2 and 3 kWdc. All the systems are located in Arizona, within the Phoenix metropolitan area which lies at latitude 33° North, and longitude 112 West, and are all connected to the electrical grid.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
    Volume7048
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2008
    EventReliability of Photovoltaic Cells, Modules, Components, and Systems - San Diego, CA, United States
    Duration: Aug 11 2008Aug 13 2008

    Other

    OtherReliability of Photovoltaic Cells, Modules, Components, and Systems
    CountryUnited States
    CitySan Diego, CA
    Period8/11/088/13/08

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    Performance Model
    Phoenix (AZ)
    software development tools
    evaluation
    Evaluation
    longitude
    predictions
    estimators
    Solar energy
    installing
    Photovoltaic System
    Longitude
    Prediction
    grids
    Integrated System
    Tilt
    Energy
    computer programs
    Software Tools
    energy

    Keywords

    • BIPV
    • Energy
    • Models
    • Prediction
    • Systems

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Applied Mathematics
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Tamizhmani, G., Ishioye, J. P., Voropayev, A., & Kang, Y. (2008). Photovoltaic performance models: An evaluation with actual field data. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 7048). [70480W] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.794245

    Photovoltaic performance models : An evaluation with actual field data. / Tamizhmani, Govindasamy; Ishioye, John Paul; Voropayev, Arseniy; Kang, Yi.

    Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7048 2008. 70480W.

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

    Tamizhmani, G, Ishioye, JP, Voropayev, A & Kang, Y 2008, Photovoltaic performance models: An evaluation with actual field data. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 7048, 70480W, Reliability of Photovoltaic Cells, Modules, Components, and Systems, San Diego, CA, United States, 8/11/08. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.794245
    Tamizhmani G, Ishioye JP, Voropayev A, Kang Y. Photovoltaic performance models: An evaluation with actual field data. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7048. 2008. 70480W https://doi.org/10.1117/12.794245
    Tamizhmani, Govindasamy ; Ishioye, John Paul ; Voropayev, Arseniy ; Kang, Yi. / Photovoltaic performance models : An evaluation with actual field data. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7048 2008.
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