2023 PVPMC – Salt Lake City

2023 16th PV Performance Modeling Workshop
Salt Lake City, Utah USA

Note that video recordings are only available for some of the presentations.

Day 1: Tuesday May 9, 2023

Welcome to the 2023 PVPMC (771 downloads) Joshua SteinSandia National Laboratories

1. Solar Resource Assessment

Rethinking Typical Year Data Modeling for Solar Energy Application (938 downloads) Aron HabteNREL
QC Flagging of Shading in Ground Measurements of Solar Irradiance (761 downloads) Alex BryanGroundWork Renewables
Strategies for Rear Irradiance Monitoring in Tracked Bifacial Systems (781 downloads) Nicholas Riedel-LyngskærEuropean Energy
Quality assessment of global tilted irradiance by automatic and manual procedures (938 downloads) Marketa Hulik JansovaSolargisRecording Link
An Update on New Capabilities in the NSRDB (890 downloads) Manajit SenguptaNREL

2. PV Capacity Testing

PV Plant Underperformance from a Lab, Field and Modeling Perspective (795 downloads) Jim CrimminsCFV LabsRecording Link
pvcaptest Updates and Ongoing Work (738 downloads) Ben TaylorTailored Data ConsultingRecording Link
Modern PV Plant Capacity (Performance) Testing from an EPC’s Perspective (787 downloads) Adam KankiewiczBlack & VeatchRecording Link
Outboard Pyranometer Bifacial Capacity Testing (884 downloads) Jeff NewmillerDNVRecording Link

3. Posters (Files will be posted as they are received)

Expansion of Common Measure-Correlate-Predict Analysis Considerations: Effects of Period of Record Extension and Model Diversification (1000 downloads) Lucila TafurUL Solutions
Solargis PV Components Catalogue (745 downloads) Martin OpatovskySolargis
Accounting for sub-hourly irradiance fluctuations in hourly performance simulations (797 downloads) Michele OliosiPVsyst
Monte Carlo simulation for comparison of single axis tracking and east west mounting systems (696 downloads) Phillip HamerUniversity of New South Wales
A Model for Estimating Snow Albedo Changes Due to Time and Temperature (904 downloads) Daniel RileySandia National Laboratories
Modeling Estimated Sub-Hourly Clipping Losses (746 downloads) Paul WolffersdorffEDF Renewables
Seasonal and weather dependency of the spectral influence on PV performance (734 downloads) Rajiv Daxini*University of Nottingham
PV Validation Hub (712 downloads) Bennet MeyersStanford University
FirstSolar Irradiance Shade Losses on Sloped Terrain (871 downloads) Mark MikofskiDNV
Maximum String Length Determination Using the New Voltage Pro Application (703 downloads) Jason SpokesTerabase
Solar Panel Cleaning: The First Step in NextGen PV Soiling Mitigation (762 downloads) Carla DawsonSoilar Technologies
Uncertainty quantification of PV annual energy estimates in the System Advisor Model (866 downloads) Matthew Prilliman*National Renewable Energy Laboratory
A Continuous Form of the Perez Diffuse Sky Model for Forward and Reverse Transposition (737 downloads) Anton DriessePV Perfromance Labs
Don’t .PANic: Investigating the effects of PVsyst .PAN file variability (861 downloads) Sara MacAlpinejuwi
A Modeling Framework for Technology-specific Shading Impacts on Annual Energy Yield (1012 downloads) Kiran BalasubramanianMaxeon Solar Technologies
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Poster award winners (left to right: Matthew Prilliman, Sara MacAlpine, and Rajiv Daxini

4. Innovations in PV System Monitoring

Applications of in-situ I-V measurement (919 downloads) Michael GosteinAtonometricsRecording Link
Derivation and Applications of Filtered Temperature-Corrected Performance Ratio for Diagnosis of Under-performing Power Plants (867 downloads) Samantha WilsonPowerFactorsRecording Link
A Golden Dataset to Enable Automatic Photovoltaic Fault Detection Processes (854 downloads) Scott SheppardTurbine LogicRecording Link

5. Modeling Tools and Software Updates

Updates and improvements in the latest PVsyst versions (905 downloads) Bruno WittmerPVsystRecording Link
Validation of PVcase Yield - A yield simulation software based on 3D PV plant digital twins (936 downloads) Andres CalcabriniPVcaseRecording Link
Recent and Planned Improvements to the System Advisor Model (SAM) (876 downloads) Nate BlairNRELRecording Link
PlantPredict: Model and Software Updates (868 downloads) Kurt RheeTerabaseRecording Link
pvlib 2023 update: pvlib-python, pvanalytics, twoaxistracking (466 downloads) Clifford HansenSandia National Laboratories
SolarOPS: A versatile PV system simulation software (924 downloads) Antonios FlorakisTotalEnergiesRecording Link
Energy yield modeling using the pvDesign software (878 downloads) Félix Ignacio Pérez CicalaRatedPowerRecording Link
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Workshop dinner

Day 2: Wednesday August 24, 2022

6. PV System Modeling

Impacts of Albedo Estimation Method on Energy Estimates (865 downloads) Halley DarlingUL SolutionsRecording Link
A Model for Efficient Shading Evaluation in Large-Scale PV Plants Based in Hemicube Geometry (908 downloads) Anja NeubertDNV
Differences between advanced and conventional models in bifacial yield simulations (884 downloads) Keith McIntoshPV LighthouseRecording Link
PV Expected Energy Modeling (916 downloads) Will HobbsSouthern CompanyRecording Link
Getting more useful information from modelling of iv curves and matrix measurements (912 downloads) Steve RansomeSRCL

7. PV Data Analysis and Analytics

Comparison of Open-Source Photovoltaic Performance Models Against Multi-Year Field Data (858 downloads) Lelia DevilleUniversity of Louisiana / Sandia National Laboratories
DNV’s Solar Energy Assessment Validation using SolarFarmer (865 downloads) Madison GhizDNVRecording Link
Announcements of Model Validation Comparisons and RFI (863 downloads) Marios Theristis, Cliff Hansen, and Tassos Golnas*Sandia National Laboratories and *US Department of Energy

8. Bifacial PV

Using CAD Output Files to Compute Terrain Losses in PVsyst (882 downloads) Laura HinkelmanBlack & VeatchRecording Link
Effects of subhourly modeling on three dimensional near shading losses and terrain-aware backtracking gains (848 downloads) Josh WirthDaly EnergyRecording Link
Modeling Transposition for Single Axis Trackers Using Terrain Aware Backtracking Strategies (876 downloads) Jenya Meydbray & Kurt RheeNevadosRecording Link
PV Panel Variability Effects using PVLib (891 downloads) Mike AndersonErthosRecording Link
Final Perspectives from PVPMC 2023 (861 downloads) Joshua SteinSandia National Laboratories
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pvlib-python tutorial participants at the 2023 PVPMC workshop

pvlib-python User Group Meeting

2023 User’s group: pvlib python and pvanalytics (891 downloads) Clifford HansenSandia National Laboratories