2018 PVPMC – Albuquerque

10th PVPMC Group Picture 2018

Albuquerque, NM

Day 1: Tuesday May 1, 2018

The Disruption of Future PV Developments (4718 downloads) Joshua SteinSandia National Laboratories

 1. PV Measurements and Standards

Overview of Module Characterization as Inputs to Performance Models (5953 downloads) Jim CrimminsCFV Solar Test Laboratory
Improvements in Module Calibration and Their Impact on World-Wide Intercomparisons (2185 downloads) Dean LeviNREL
PV System Analysis For Tracking System Losses and Technology Comparisons (4844 downloads) Bruce KingSandia National Laboratories
Indoor Soil Deposition Chamber: Validation of Anti-Soiling Coating Claims (5862 downloads) Govindasamy TamizhmaniArizona State University
Improvements in CFV’s Outdoor IAM Measurement Method (6028 downloads) Daniel ZirzowCFV Solar Test Laboratory
PAN Files from IEC 61853-1 Test Data: Why Using Datasheet I-V Values is a Bad Idea (4706 downloads) Kyumin LeeCFV Solar Test Laboratory
IEC 61853 Energy Rating of PV Modules - Measurement Methods and Lessons Learned (5958 downloads) Markus SchweigerTÜVRheinland
Test Lab Reports to Support Bankable Energy Estimates (4694 downloads) Peter JohnsonAWS Truepower / UL

2. Solar Resource Assessment for PV

Latest Developments in Solar Irradiance Measurement (6097 downloads) Kees van den BosHukseflux
Advancements in Satellite-Ground Tuning: DNI and DHI (5930 downloads) Patrick Keelin & Julie ChardClean Power Research & GroundWork
Update of the National Solar Radiation Database (1998-2016): Version 3 (4925 downloads) Manajit SenguptaNREL
Calibration Methodology of the University of Oregon Solar Radiation Monitoring Laboratory (5869 downloads) Josh PetersonUniversity of Oregon
Irradiance: What is Your Sensor Really Telling You? (6425 downloads) Anton DriessePV Performance Labs

3. Improving PV Performance

Measuring Maximum Plane-of-Array Irradiance (6039 downloads) Jim AugustynAugustyn & Co./Solar Cat Industries
Advanced Failure Diagnostic Approach for Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems (5902 downloads) Marios TheristisUniversity of Cyprus
LCOE Reduction Through Proactively Optimized PV System Monitoring (5948 downloads) Joe WaltersUniversity of Central Florida
Decreasing PV Module Temperature with Thermally Conductive Backsheets (6105 downloads) Jaewon OhArizona State University

Day 2: Wednesday May 2, 2018

3. PV Performance Models

PV Performance Modeling: A 10-Year Retrospective PVPMC 10 –Albuquerque, NM (4753 downloads) Ben BourneSunPower
Recent and Planned Improvements to the System Advisor Model (SAM) (4803 downloads) Janine FreemanNREL
SolarFarmer (beta version): Accurate Modelling of Real World PV Systems (4923 downloads) Mark MikofskiDNV-GL
Horizontal Axis Trackers with Bifacial Modules in PVsyst (6385 downloads) Bruno WittmerPVsyst
PlantPredict Update & SDK Development for API (4797 downloads) Stephen KaplanFirst Solar
Dynamic Snow Loss Model and Validation (6152 downloads) Defne GunSunPower
Bifacial PV System Performance: Investigation of Shading Conditions (5784 downloads) Amir Asgharzadeh ShishavanUniveristy of Iowa
Using Similar Mathematical Modelling with Both Single Modules IV Curve Measurements and Array Inverter Data (4475 downloads) Steve RansomeGantner/SRCL
Reconciling a Simulation Model with Measurements (4712 downloads) Didier ThevenardCanadian Solar
Lessons Learned from Operational Energy Data to Inform Pre-Construction Estimates (5942 downloads) Peter JohnsonAWS Truepower/UL

4. Open Source Tools for PV Modeling and Monitoring

Accelerating PV Cost Reduction Through an Open-Source Software Ecosystem (5923 downloads) Dana OlsonDOE
Review of Open Source Tools for PV Modeling (4793 downloads) Will HolmgrenUniversity of Arizona
RdTools: An Open Source Python Library for PV Degradation Analysis (5058 downloads) Michael DeceglieNREL
Orange Button 1.0 : An Open Source Data Taxonomy for PV (5777 downloads) Cliff HansenSandia National Laboratories
SAM Open Source Project (4641 downloads) Janine FreemanNRLE
Pecos – Open Source Software for PV System Monitoring (4726 downloads) Katherine KliseSandia National Laboratories
What’s new in PVLib and pvlib-python? (4832 downloads) Cliff HansenSandia National Laboratories


Determination of Sandia Thermal Model Coefficients and ΔT for PV Modules with New Backsheet Types (6822 downloads) Jaewon OhASU-PRL
Eliminating Back-of-Module Temperature Sensors for Reference Modules Using Voc Temperature Measurement (6730 downloads) Bill StueveAtonometerics
Fast In-Field Imaging of PV Modules for Crack Detection: Methods, Results, and Modeling Implications (6693 downloads) Will HobbsSouthern Company
Degradation Rate Modeling for Encapsulant Discoloration of Photovoltaic Modules Discoloration (6639 downloads) Archana SinhaASU-PRL
An International PV Collaborative to Advance Multi-climate and Performance Research (6783 downloads) Laurie BurnhamSandia
EU COST Action PEARL-PV: Performance and Reliability of Photovoltaic Systems: Evaluations of Large-Scale Monitoring Data (6590 downloads) Marios TheristisUniversity of Cyprus
Bifacial Solar Photovoltaic Panel Performance at High Latitudes (6733 downloads) Erin Whitney & Chris PikeUniversity of Alaska, Fairbanks
Towards routine measurement and use of solar spectral irradiance data (5675 downloads) Richard BealSpectrafy Inc.
The Effect of Short-Term Inverter Saturation on PV Performance Modeling (5918 downloads) Jon AllenAllen Analytics
Improved Model of Solar Resource Variability Based on Regional Aggregation by Climate Zone (6632 downloads) Patrick KeelingClean Power Research
Comparison of Bifacial Solar Irradiance Models with Field Validation (5919 downloads) Silvana AyalaUniversity of Arizona
Performance and Prediction: Bifacial vs. Mono-Facial Technologies (5759 downloads) Jaya Mallineni & Chris RauppSolv/Swinerton
Cross-validation of PV Simulation Software (6050 downloads) Anton Driesse and Neel PatelPV Performance Labs
PlantPredict: Incorporating Storage Modeling Capabilities (5604 downloads) Lauren Ngan and Rob van HaarenFirst Solar
Modeling Technique for Reconfigurable PV Module Embedded with CMOS Switches (6618 downloads) Rakeshkumar MahtoCalif State University, Fullerton
Irradiance-induced Ramp Rates in the Low Voltage Distribution Grid (6566 downloads) Kevin MurrayQueen’s University, Belfast
Optimum PV power forecasting modelling based on artificial neural networks (6679 downloads) Marios TheristisUniversity of Cyprus
EU COST Action PEARL PV: Performance and Reliability of Photovoltaic Systems: Evaluation of large-Scale Monitoring Data; WG5 PV in grids (6553 downloads) Marios TheristisUniversity of Cyprus
Comparison of Cloud Speed Data for Solar Ramp Rate Analysis (6663 downloads) Braden Gilleland and Will HobbsSouthern Company