We are pleased to release Version 1.4 of PVLib for Matlab. New functions, API changes, enhancements and bug fixes are detailed below.
You can download PVLib Version 1.4 from https://pvpmc.sandia.gov/ or from https://github.com/sandialabs/MATLAB_PV_LIB/releases
Bug reports, feature requests and contributions are welcome at https://github.com/sandialabs/MATLAB_PV_LIB.
Version 1.4: August-2018
pvl_Purdue_bifacial_irradiance – Calculate the irradiance on the front and rear sides of a bifacial solar module.
pvl_Purdue_albedo_model – Calculate the collection of ground-reflected albedo light on the rear surface of a PV module.
pvl_translate_IV_curve_IEC60891_1 – translate IV curve in irradiance and temperature using method 1 in IEC60891
pvl_est_Rs_IEC60891_1 – estimate Rs for curve translation method 1 in IEC60891
pvl_est_kappa_IEC60891_1 – estimate kappa for curve translation method 1 in IEC60891
pvl_translate_IV_curve_IEC60891_2 – translate IV curve in irradiance and temperature using method 2 in IEC60891
pvl_est_Rs_IEC60891_2 – estimate Rs for curve translation method 2 in IEC60891
pvl_est_kappa_IEC60891_2 – estimate kappa for curve translation method 2 in IEC60891
pvl_est_Rs_Bowden – estimate series resistance from IV curves using the method of Bowden and Rohatgi
pvl_est_Rs_Swanson – estimate series resistance from IV curves using the method of Swanson
pvl_est_Rs_Pysch – estimate series resistance from IV curves using Pysch’s extension of the method of Swanson
pvl_est_Rs_sunsVoc – estimate series resistance from IV curves using the suns-Voc method
pvl_iam_martinruiz_components – Determine the incidence angle modifiers separately for beam, sky diffuse and ground reflected diffuse irradiance using the Martin and Ruiz incident angle model
pvl_iam_physical – was pvl_physicaliam
pvl_iam_ashrae – was pvl_ashraeiam
pvl_iam_martinruiz – was pvl_martinruiziam
pvl_perez now can return isotropic, circumsolar and horizon components of sky diffuse irradiance.
pvl_readTMY3 now correctly returns header information (thanks @shirubana).