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
You may have heard that NREL recently released a major revision to the National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB), at https://nsrdb.nrel.gov/. The NSRDB now includes data for 2005 – 2012 developed using the Physical Solar Model, a different algorithm that was used to produce Version 2 (1991- 2005). How do the new NSRDB GHI data compare…Details
Rob Andrews and Tarn Yates just released a new article in the Sept/Oct 2015 edition of SolarPro Magazine entitled: “PV Performance Modeling – Assessing Variability, Uncertainty, and Sensitivity.” It provides a great overview and summary of many of the challenges of PV performance modeling and makes concrete suggestions to aid experienced modelers to improve their…Details
Sandia National Laboratories, TUV Rheinland, and the IEA PVPS are hosting the 4th PV Performance Modeling Collaborative Workshop in Cologne, Germany on October 22-23, 2015. I have attached the tentative agenda and am requesting proposals for presentations at this workshop. We have defined the topical sessions (see below), and are looking for inspiring talks that…Details
A new version (1.2) of PV_LIB Toolbox for Matlab has been released. It includes a number of new functions and important bug fixes. It is recommended that all current users download this new version. New Functions Include: pvl_louche – Estimate Direct Normal Irradiance from Global Horizontal Irradiance using the LOUCHE model pvl_erbs – Estimate Direct…Details
The PV Performance Modeling Collaborative (PVPMC) is excited to announce the launch of our newly redesigned Web site located at the new address: https://pvpmc.sandia.gov. The new site’s homepage welcomes visitors with a clean uncluttered design, with featured content focused on our mission to provide you with the most accurate information, strengthen partner relations and share…Details