2019 12th PV Performance Modeling and Monitoring Workshop

Group photo of the 2019 PVPMC attendees

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Day 1: Tuesday May 14, 2019

Keynote Address: Sarah Cottrell Propst, Cabinet Secretary of New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Resources

1. Solar Resource Data and Modeling

Latest Developments in Solar Irradiance Measurement (1412 downloads) Kees Van Der BosHukseflux
Online apps for solar prospecting: New challenges and industry needs (1445 downloads) Artur SkoczekSolargis
Comparison of remote- and ground- based albedo measurement for solar resource assessment (1298 downloads) Patrick KeelinClean Power Research
Evaluations Mars Optical Soiling Sensor (1250 downloads) Michael GosteinAtonometrics

2. PV Module Characterization

Deriving Thermal Response Coefficients for PVSyst (1244 downloads) Ben BourneSunPower
Incident Angle Modifier (IAM) Round Robin Updates (1638 downloads) Nick RiedelTechnical University of Denmark
Making the Most of Module Matrix Measurements (1172 downloads) Anton DriessePV Performance Labs
Experimental Methods to Replicate Power Loss of PV Modules in the Field for the Purpose of Fault Detection Algorithm Development (1150 downloads) Joseph WaltersUniversity of Central Florida

3. PV Performance Model Updates

Recent and Planned Improvements to the System Advisor Model (SAM) (1034 downloads) Janine FreemanNational Renewable Energy Laboratory
Strategies for Electrical Shading Modeling with PlantPredict (954 downloads) Alex StarkFirst Solar
Finite Element Thermal Analysis Supporting a Transient Moving-Average Module Temperature Prediction Model (1105 downloads) Matthew PrillimanArizona State University / Sandia
MLPE Performance Modeling - Module Level Power Electronics (1237 downloads) Chetan ChaudhariSunPower

4. PV Performance Standards and Studies

Spatial, Temporal, and Technological Variation in the Value of Solar Power across the U.S. (958 downloads) Patrick BrownMIT
Early Life PV System Degradation Evaluation and Modeling Based on Cumulative Exposure to Environmental Stressors (1172 downloads) Birk JonesSandia National Laboratories
Best-Practices in PV Plant Performance Degradation Benchmarking (1206 downloads) Daniel FregosiEPRI
Impact of PV Module Degradation Rate on Utility Scale Systems (1262 downloads) Sara MacAlpinejuwi
Fleet-scale PV Performance Analytics (1373 downloads) Michael DeceglieNational Renewable Energy Laboratory

Day 2: Wednesday May 15, 2019

5. Bifacial PV Performance Modeling

Best Practices for Bifacial Energy Modeling (1333 downloads) Peter JohnsonUL
Optimization of Back Reflectors for Bifacial Photovoltaic Modules (1404 downloads) Pedro MartinArizona State University
SolarFarmer Bifacial Modeling (1083 downloads) Mark MikofskiDNV-GL
The subtle art of bifacial performance modeling (2317 downloads) Silvana Ayala PelaezNational Renewable Energy Laboratory
The effect of non-uniform illumination on bifacial tracking modules: a simulation study (1419 downloads) Keith McintoshPV Lighthouse
Solar PV Performance and New Technologies in Northern Latitude Regions (1031 downloads) Joshua S. SteinSandia National Laboratories

6. PV System Monitoring

PV Module Monitoring Equipment with Optimized Sampling, Filtering, and Time-Response Characteristics (1003 downloads) James RichardsCFV Solar Laboratory
Advanced PV performance analysis on modules and power plants using cloud-based processing (1492 downloads) Juergen SutterluetiGantner Instruments
Performance evaluation of PV power predictive models for real-time monitoring (921 downloads) Marios TheristisUniversity of Cyprus
How Monitoring Services of Distributed Solar PV Production Benefits from Machine Learning (1143 downloads) Daniel LassahnMeteocontrol

7. Open Source Software Updates

captest - Open Source package for Reproducible Performance Testing (1565 downloads) Ben Taylor & Jessica ForbessExyte Energy & Sunshine Analytics
PVFree! - NREL-SAM Component Database, PVLIB API, and Interactive PV Modeling Tutorial (874 downloads) Mark Mikofski
Open Software for Solar Power: Update (1101 downloads) Daniel Riley and Cliff HansenSandia National Laboratories

Poster Presentations

Look Mom, No MET Station! (1636 downloads) Mark CampanelliIntelligent Measurement Systems
Improved PV System Modeling with ML-Based Power Model: Case Study of a Commercial Building (1115 downloads) Agata SwiercClean Power Research
Towards Predicting Site Annualized Probabilistic Performance Ratios Using the KWh Analytics Database (850 downloads) Victor GarciaKWh Analytics
Impact of Satellite-Based Solar Resource Models (SRM) on Utility Scale PV System Design and Project Economics (1079 downloads) Brandon LiangEDP Renewables
Standards and Best Practices for Solar Measurements (811 downloads) Manajit SenguptaNational Renewable Energy Laboratory
Development and Comparative Performance of Clear-Sky and All-Sky Soiling Data Filters (1018 downloads) Justin Robinson  & Julie ChardGroundWork Renewables
Solar Guardian Photovoltaic Connector (826 downloads) Kenny BlemelMSI
Development of Automated Methods to Determine the Quality of Long-term PV Data Sets (1101 downloads) Matthew MullerNational Renewable Energy Laboratory
Predicting the Effect of Short-Term Inverter Saturation on PV Performance Modeling (1042 downloads) Will HobsSouthern Company
Characterization of Nearly Transparent Films for Use in Soiling Experiments (998 downloads) Joseph WaltersUniversity of Central Florida
Changes in IV characteristics of a PV module with interconnects that are failing during cyclic mechanical loading (1062 downloads) Hubert SeigneurUniversity of Central Florida
Cross-validation of PV Simulation Software (1165 downloads) Anton DriessePV Performance Labs
Sandia-Performance-Model Quality Tests in Sandia Pecos for Near-Real-Time Detection of Anomalies (839 downloads) Kyumin Lee & James RichardsCFV Solar Test Laboratories
Comparison of TPT and Thermally Conductive Backsheets in PV Modules (989 downloads) Ashwini PavgiArizona State University
Albedo Data to Facilitate Bifacial PV System Planning (1645 downloads) Bill MarionNational Renewable Energy Laboratory
On-Site Solar Measurements for Bifacial Projects (1102 downloads) Peter JohnsonUL
Sensitivity of Modelled Bifacial PV Module Gain to Albedo Granularity Levels (921 downloads) Daniel PowellRecurrent Energy
Inventory of PV Performance Modeling Software (1188 downloads) Nick RiedelTechnical University of Denmark
Development of Low-Cost, Crack-Tolerant Metallization Using Screen Printing (983 downloads) Andre ChavezOsazada Energy & UNM

Slide Questions:

2019 PV Systems Symposium Slide Questions (1016 downloads)