The developer of PVsyst, André Mermoud wrote to me in response to my recent post: Backtracking Issues in PVsyst. He pointed out that my description of the problem we not entirely correct. I encouraged him to document the issue on his website so that users have accurate information when using PVsyst to simulate tracking PV systems. …Details
There has been lots of interest in this workshop and we have just expanded the number of registration slots for this workshop to beyond 110! If you have not registered yet, please do so ASAP at this site (http://pvworkshops.sandia.gov).
The 2nd PV Performance Modeling Workshop is going to be held May 1-2 in Santa Clara, CA as part of the 2013 PV Systems Symposium being sponsored by Sandia National Laboratories and Electrical Power Research Institute. Registration is available here. Draft agenda is also available for download.
With 2013 upon us, it is now time to upgrade the PV_LIB Toolbox to Version 1.1! Visit the download site and upgrade today. The new version has many new functions and several important bug fixes, so make sure to upgrade ASAP. Thank you to all the users who made comments (including discovery of several bugs)…Details
Sandia is planning to hold the 2nd PV Pefromance Modeling Workshop in April or May of 2013 in San Jose, CA (date is not yet determined). Stay tuned for details as arrangements are finalized. We are going to host this workshop as part of a Sandia PV Systems Symposium, which will include not only PV Performance…Details
The 39th IEEE PV Specialists Conference (PVSC) will be in Tampa, Florida from June 16-21, 2013. This is a great opportunity to for learning about and reporting on the latest developments from the PV performance modeling community. I am the Area 9 chair for this year and am looking forward to organizing some special PV performance…Details
I’d like to put out a call for standard functions which would be nice to include in the PV_LIB MATLAB toolbox. Matt Reno alerted me to some possible alternatives to the DISC model which might be a good fit. Is Amanda Luketa’s transient temperature model a good choice, is it sufficiently complete? With a little help from Matt Reno,…Details