The US Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office is requesting information about how the U.S. solar industry uses and values existing PV data resources, needs that can be addressed by data access, research and analysis, and opportunities to better engage stakeholders on the use and development of data resources. The PV Performance Modeling Collaborative…Details
The 2017 8th PV Performance Modeling and Monitoring Workshop to be held May 9-10, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa near Albuquerque, New Mexico. Click here to Register It is very important to book your rooms early before April 9th to get special rate. Program/Agenda Co-sponsored by Sandia National Laboratories and CFV Solar…Details
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
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!
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!
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
The three PV workshops being sponsored by Sandia National Laboratories and EPRI are now open for registration at: http://energy.sandia.gov/?page_id=17103. PV Performance Modeling Workshop (May 5, 2014 at the Biltmore Hotel, Santa Clara, CA) $100 PV Distribution Modeling Workshop (May 6, 2014 at the Biltmore Hotel, Santa Clara, CA) $100 PV Operations and Maintenance Workshop (May…Details
Sandia/EPRI 2014 PV Systems Symposium (May 5-7, 2014) May 5-6 at the Biltmore Hotel in Santa Clara, CA May 7 at EPRI Headquarters in Palo Alto, CA Sandia National Laboratories and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) are delighted to host this symposium on technical issues related to PV systems and technologies. Core areas of…Details
Sandia National Laboratories is planning to host the 3rd PV Performance Modeling Workshop in early May in Santa Clara, California and would like to solicit input on topics of interest to cover for this event. This year we will have a single day including an evening session. In particular, we would like to receive your…Details