Successful transfer of Sandia National Laboratories' outdoor test technology to TÜV Rheinland Photovoltaic Testing Laboratory

Jennifer E. Granata, William E. Boyson, Jay A. Kratochvil, Bo Li, Venkata Abbaraju, Govinda Samy TamizhMani, Lawrence Pratt

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

6 Scopus citations

Abstract

Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) has observed an increased demand for high accuracy outdoor photovoltaic (PV) module characterization using Sandia's Photovoltaic Array Performance Model [1]. To meet this demand, Sandia entered into a competitively-bid agreement in May 2009 with TÜV Rheinland Photovoltaic Testing Laboratory (TÜV-PTL) to transfer Sandia's capability to fully characterize standard, commercial-scale PV modules. Sandia and TÜV-PTL worked closely on two round-robin experiments and months of subsequent work and discussions that resulted in module performance output calculations agreeing to within +/-2.5%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProgram - 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2011
Pages3132-3137
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2011 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Jun 19 2011Jun 24 2011

Publication series

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

Other

Other37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2011
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period6/19/116/24/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Granata, J. E., Boyson, W. E., Kratochvil, J. A., Li, B., Abbaraju, V., TamizhMani, G. S., & Pratt, L. (2011). Successful transfer of Sandia National Laboratories' outdoor test technology to TÜV Rheinland Photovoltaic Testing Laboratory. In Program - 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2011 (pp. 3132-3137). [6186606] (Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference). https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2011.6186606