PVLIB v1.32 for Matlab is now available. This minor update adds functions to aid with identifying clear periods in time series of global horizontal irradiance (GHI), and to estimate parameters for the Huld module performance model. The First Solar spectral mismatch model has updated coefficients and now includes CIGS and a-Si cell types. Download PVLIB…Details
7th PV Module Performance Modeling and Energy Rating Workshop to be in Canobbio, Switzerland (30-31 March, 2017)
2017 7th PV Module Performance Modeling and Energy Rating Workshop in Canobbio, Switzerland (30-31 March, 2017) This workshop is hosted by SUPSI, PTB, and Sandia National Laboratories and will include members of the IEA PVPS Task 13 and European Metrology Research Project, Photoclass working groups. The topics that will be covered include: PV Module input…Details
During the 6th PV Performance Modelling Workshop – organized by Sandia National Laboratories and Fraunhofer ISE – the Photovoltaic Modules Group of Fraunhofer ISE presented a new tool to model the cell-to-module (CTM) gains and losses of a wafer-based solar module. SmartCalc.CTM is a software tool to precisely predict module power and efficiency under STC…Details
EPRI just released a new white paper entitled: “Bifacial Solar Photovoltaic Modules” from their Program on Technical Innovation. It is available for free download and is worth a read. It provides a great introduction to bifacial PV technologies and applications. Enjoy!
The workshop being hosted by Fraunhofer ISE and Sandia National Laboratories includes oral presentations in the following main topic areas: Solar Resource Data and Uncertainty Forecasting for PV Grid Integration PV Modeling Applications: Modeling Tool Updates & Moderated Panel Discussion Soiling and Effects on Performance PV Performance Modeling and STC: Spectrum, Angle-of-Incidence and Module Temperature…Details
The presentations are now available from the 5th PV Performance Modeling Workshop held on May 9, 2016 in Santa Clara, CA. Over 160 solar and PV experts participated. Click Here to find the presentations!
On April 6, 2016 Steve Ransome presented a talk at the PVSAT conference in Liverpool, UK entitled “PV Performance Modelling with PVPMC/PVLIB“. Thanks Steve for spreading the PVPMC to new audiences!
Sandia National Laboratories and the Electric Power Research Institute are delighted to host the Sandia-EPRI 2016 PV Systems Symposium on the technical challenges and opportunities related to solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and technologies. Core areas of focus will include PV performance modeling, distribution hosting capacity and screening methods, component reliability, and the PV system lifecycle. Registration…Details
Shortly after releasing Version 1.3 of the PVLIB for Matlab one of our users found an error. We had left our several files used by the parameter estimation functions. These have been added in a new version 1.3.1. Please download this new version if you plan on using the parameter estimation functions.
Cologne, Germany, October 22-23, 2015 Approximately 220 solar energy experts from over 30 countries and four continents gathered for two days at the headquarters of TÜV Rheinland in Cologne Germany to discuss and share results related to predicting the performance and monitoring the output from solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. The workshop was divided into six…Details