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Research Publications in journals:
Review of the Performance of Residential PV systems in France
Year:2011
Research Areas
  • Electric engineers, electronic and automatic (eil)
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Abstract
The main objective of this paper is to review the state of the art of residential PV systems in France. This is done analyzing the operational data of 6868 installations. Three main questions are posed. How much energy do they produce? What level of performance is associated to their production? Which are the key parameters that most influence their quality? During the year 2010, the PV systems in France have produced a mean annual energy of 1163 kWh/kWp. As a whole, the orientation of PV generators causes energy productions to be some 7% inferior to optimally oriented PV systems. The mean Performance Ratio is 76% and the mean Performance Index is 85%. That is to say, the energy produced by a typical PV system in France is 15% inferior to the energy produced by a very high quality PV system. On average, the real power of the PV modules falls 4.9% below its corresponding nominal power announced on the manufacturer?s datasheet. A brief analysis by PV modules technology has led to relevant observations about two technologies in particular. On the one hand, the PV systems equipped with heterojunction with intrinsic thin layer (HIT) modules show performances higher than average. On the other hand, the systems equipped with the copper indium (di)selenide (CIS) modules show a real power that is 16% lower than their nominal value.
International
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JCR
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Title
Renewable and Sustainable Enery Reviews
ISBN
1364-0321
Impact factor JCR
6,018
Impact info
Volume
Journal number
From page
1369
To page
1376
Month
SIN MES
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Participants
  • Autor: Luis Narvarte Fernandez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: SISTEMAS FOTOVOLTÁICOS
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto de Energía Solar
  • Departamento: Ingeniería de Circuitos y Sistemas
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