2018 PVPMC – Albuquerque

10th PVPMC Group Picture 2018

Albuquerque, NM

Day 1: Tuesday May 1, 2018

The Disruption of Future PV Developments (1538 downloads) Joshua SteinSandia National Laboratories

 1. PV Measurements and Standards

Overview of Module Characterization as Inputs to Performance Models (1578 downloads) Jim CrimminsCFV Solar Test Laboratory
Improvements in Module Calibration and Their Impact on World-Wide Intercomparisons (207 downloads) Dean LeviNREL
PV System Analysis For Tracking System Losses and Technology Comparisons (1598 downloads) Bruce KingSandia National Laboratories
Indoor Soil Deposition Chamber: Validation of Anti-Soiling Coating Claims (1492 downloads) Govindasamy TamizhmaniArizona State University
Improvements in CFV’s Outdoor IAM Measurement Method (1605 downloads) Daniel ZirzowCFV Solar Test Laboratory
PAN Files from IEC 61853-1 Test Data: Why Using Datasheet I-V Values is a Bad Idea (1491 downloads) Kyumin LeeCFV Solar Test Laboratory
IEC 61853 Energy Rating of PV Modules - Measurement Methods and Lessons Learned (1574 downloads) Markus SchweigerTÜVRheinland
Test Lab Reports to Support Bankable Energy Estimates (1474 downloads) Peter JohnsonAWS Truepower / UL

2. Solar Resource Assessment for PV

Latest Developments in Solar Irradiance Measurement (1600 downloads) Kees van den BosHukseflux
Advancements in Satellite-Ground Tuning: DNI and DHI (1543 downloads) Patrick Keelin & Julie ChardClean Power Research & GroundWork
Update of the National Solar Radiation Database (1998-2016): Version 3 (1675 downloads) Manajit SenguptaNREL
Calibration Methodology of the University of Oregon Solar Radiation Monitoring Laboratory (1486 downloads) Josh PetersonUniversity of Oregon
Irradiance: What is Your Sensor Really Telling You? (2038 downloads) Anton DriessePV Performance Labs

3. Improving PV Performance

Measuring Maximum Plane-of-Array Irradiance (1605 downloads) Jim AugustynAugustyn & Co./Solar Cat Industries
Advanced Failure Diagnostic Approach for Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems (1549 downloads) Marios TheristisUniversity of Cyprus
LCOE Reduction Through Proactively Optimized PV System Monitoring (1528 downloads) Joe WaltersUniversity of Central Florida
Decreasing PV Module Temperature with Thermally Conductive Backsheets (1586 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 (1535 downloads) Ben BourneSunPower
Recent and Planned Improvements to the System Advisor Model (SAM) (1589 downloads) Janine FreemanNREL
SolarFarmer (beta version): Accurate Modelling of Real World PV Systems (1670 downloads) Mark MikofskiDNV-GL
Horizontal Axis Trackers with Bifacial Modules in PVsyst (1947 downloads) Bruno WittmerPVsyst
PlantPredict Update & SDK Development for API (1582 downloads) Stephen KaplanFirst Solar
Dynamic Snow Loss Model and Validation (1794 downloads) Defne GunSunPower
Bifacial PV System Performance: Investigation of Shading Conditions (2197 downloads) Amir Asgharzadeh ShishavanUniveristy of Iowa
Using Similar Mathematical Modelling with Both Single Modules IV Curve Measurements and Array Inverter Data (1370 downloads) Steve RansomeGantner/SRCL
Reconciling a Simulation Model with Measurements (1500 downloads) Didier ThevenardCanadian Solar
Lessons Learned from Operational Energy Data to Inform Pre-Construction Estimates (1555 downloads) Peter JohnsonAWS Truepower/UL

4. Open Source Tools for PV Modeling and Monitoring

Accelerating PV Cost Reduction Through an Open-Source Software Ecosystem (1521 downloads) Dana OlsonDOE
Review of Open Source Tools for PV Modeling (1578 downloads) Will HolmgrenUniversity of Arizona
RdTools: An Open Source Python Library for PV Degradation Analysis (1721 downloads) Michael DeceglieNREL
Orange Button 1.0 : An Open Source Data Taxonomy for PV (1493 downloads) Cliff HansenSandia National Laboratories
SAM Open Source Project (1454 downloads) Janine FreemanNRLE
Pecos – Open Source Software for PV System Monitoring (1496 downloads) Katherine KliseSandia National Laboratories
What’s new in PVLib and pvlib-python? (1596 downloads) Cliff HansenSandia National Laboratories


Determination of Sandia Thermal Model Coefficients and ΔT for PV Modules with New Backsheet Types (1532 downloads) Jaewon OhASU-PRL
Eliminating Back-of-Module Temperature Sensors for Reference Modules Using Voc Temperature Measurement (1537 downloads) Bill StueveAtonometerics
Fast In-Field Imaging of PV Modules for Crack Detection: Methods, Results, and Modeling Implications (1579 downloads) Will HobbsSouthern Company
Degradation Rate Modeling for Encapsulant Discoloration of Photovoltaic Modules Discoloration (1492 downloads) Archana SinhaASU-PRL
An International PV Collaborative to Advance Multi-climate and Performance Research (1537 downloads) Laurie BurnhamSandia
EU COST Action PEARL-PV: Performance and Reliability of Photovoltaic Systems: Evaluations of Large-Scale Monitoring Data (1459 downloads) Marios TheristisUniversity of Cyprus
Bifacial Solar Photovoltaic Panel Performance at High Latitudes (1530 downloads) Erin Whitney & Chris PikeUniversity of Alaska, Fairbanks
Towards routine measurement and use of solar spectral irradiance data (1472 downloads) Richard BealSpectrafy Inc.
The Effect of Short-Term Inverter Saturation on PV Performance Modeling (1697 downloads) Jon AllenAllen Analytics
Improved Model of Solar Resource Variability Based on Regional Aggregation by Climate Zone (1455 downloads) Patrick KeelingClean Power Research
Comparison of Bifacial Solar Irradiance Models with Field Validation (2285 downloads) Silvana AyalaUniversity of Arizona
Performance and Prediction: Bifacial vs. Mono-Facial Technologies (1568 downloads) Jaya Mallineni & Chris RauppSolv/Swinerton
Cross-validation of PV Simulation Software (1710 downloads) Anton Driesse and Neel PatelPV Performance Labs
PlantPredict: Incorporating Storage Modeling Capabilities (1469 downloads) Lauren Ngan and Rob van HaarenFirst Solar
Modeling Technique for Reconfigurable PV Module Embedded with CMOS Switches (1479 downloads) Rakeshkumar MahtoCalif State University, Fullerton
Irradiance-induced Ramp Rates in the Low Voltage Distribution Grid (1468 downloads) Kevin MurrayQueen’s University, Belfast
Optimum PV power forecasting modelling based on artificial neural networks (1534 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 (1443 downloads) Marios TheristisUniversity of Cyprus
Comparison of Cloud Speed Data for Solar Ramp Rate Analysis (1526 downloads) Braden Gilleland and Will HobbsSouthern Company