Prediction and measurement of photovoltaic system energy yield

Pearsall, Nicola (2017) Prediction and measurement of photovoltaic system energy yield. In: The Performance of Photovoltaic (PV) Systems : Modelling, Measurement and Assessment. Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy (105). Elsevier, Amsterdam, 183 - 208. ISBN 978-1-78242-336-2

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To achieve a high level of performance from a photovoltaic (PV) system, it is necessary to understand the dependence of the output on the operating conditions and the components chosen and to regularly check the performance obtained against expected values. This chapter discusses how to predict system performance from knowledge of the design parameters and how to measure and analyse the real performance of a system, including consideration of measurement uncertainties and fault identification. It also considers how to forecast the {PV} system output based on observation of changing solar conditions, which is expected to become of more importance as the penetration level of {PV} systems within the electricity grid increases.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: performance prediction, solar data sources, PV system monitoring, PV performance analysis, Fault identification, solar forecasting
Subjects: F300 Physics
H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2017 15:52
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 19:21

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