Utility-sector policies can enable or hinder solar markets. Clear policy and regulation translation and implementation protect market stakeholders and reduces the “back and forth” during project development and at other times. Sandia is active in disseminating technical information to inform those who make policy and design regulations. One approach is through training. Educational seminars raise […]
Modeling PV system performance involves a number of steps that are shown in the figure below. A more detailed explanation of each step is presented below the figure.
Irradiance and Weather – This step involves choosing a source for defining the site’s expected irradiance and weather conditions. Typical sources include: typical meteorological years (TMY), satellite-derived data, […]
Sandia’s PV Modeling and Analysis team develops methods and tools to simulate PV system and component performance while exposed to different weather and environmental conditions. We leverage field and laboratory capabilities to characterize performance of modules, inverters, and other balance of system components to develop calibrated system models.
PV Performance Modeling Collaborative
Workshops and Conferences
2014 PV Performance Modeling […]