Energy and Climate

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Policy and Regulatory, Codes and Standards

On April 4, 2012, in

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 […]

Transmission Grid Integration

On April 3, 2012, in

Sandia conducts its grid integration research in partnership with industry, academia, utilities, other national laboratories, research groups, and stakeholder groups. For a list of current collaborations, click here. Areas of focus for Sandia’s Grid Integration Program include: Operating prototyped PV systems and analyzing resulting data Modeling and analyzing short-term PV variability Developing PV system models […]

Distribution Grid Integration

On April 3, 2012, in

Sandia conducts its grid integration research in partnership with industry, academia, utilities, other national laboratories, research groups, and stakeholder groups. For a list of current collaborations, click here. Areas of focus for Sandia’s Grid Integration Program include: Operating prototyped PV systems and analyzing resulting data Modeling and analyzing short-term PV variability Developing PV system models […]

Tutorial on PV System Modeling

On April 3, 2012, in

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 […]

PV Modeling & Analysis

On April 14, 2011, in

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.   Outreach PV Performance Modeling Collaborative Workshops and […]

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