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A bankable method of assessing the performance of a CPV plant
Year:2014
Research Areas
  • Technologies of integration for engineering and electronics,
  • Solar cells
Information
Abstract
Concentrating Photovoltaics (CPV) is an alternative to flat-plate module photovoltaic (PV) technology. The bankability of CPV projects is an important issue to pave the way toward a swift and sustained growth in this technology. The bankability of a PV plant is generally addressed through the modeling of its energy yield under a baseline loss scenario, followed by an on-site measurement campaign aimed at verifying its energy performance. This paper proposes a procedure for assessing the performance of a CPV project, articulated around four main successive steps: Solar Resource Assessment, Yield Assessment, Certificate of Provisional Acceptance, and Certificate of Final Acceptance. This methodology allows the long-term energy production of a CPV project to be estimated with an associated uncertainty of ?5%. To our knowledge, no such method has been proposed to the CPV industry yet, and this critical situation has hindered or made impossible the completion of several important CPV projects undertaken in the world. The main motive for this proposed method is to bring a practical solution to this urgent problem. This procedure can be operated under a wide range of climatic conditions, and makes it possible to assess the bankability of a CPV plant whose design uses any of the technologies currently available on the market. The method is also compliant with both international standards and local regulations. In consequence, its applicability is both general and international.
International
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JCR
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Title
Applied Energy
ISBN
0306-2619
Impact factor JCR
5,261
Impact info
Volume
118
10.1016/j.apenergy.2013.12.014
Journal number
From page
1
To page
11
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Antonio-P.Eduardo Lorenzo Pigueiras (UPM)
  • Autor: Jonathan Leloux . (UPM)
  • Autor: B. García-Domingo (Universidad de Jaen)
  • Autor: J. Aguilera (Universidad de Jaen)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto de Energía Solar
  • Departamento: Electrónica Física
  • Departamento: Teoría de la Señal y Comunicaciones (Provisional)
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