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Monitoring 30,000 PV Systems in Europe: Performance, Faults, and State of the Art
Year:2015
Research Areas
  • Electronic technology and of the communications
Information
Abstract
We have tried to cast some light on some of the numerous questions concerning the performance of solar PV systems in Europe. We have based our analysis on the operational data monitored at more than 31,000 PV systems in Europe. These installations comprise residential and commercial rooftop PV systems distributed over 9 different countries, including multi-megawatt PV plants installed in the South of Europe. The PV systems were installed between 2006 and 2014. The mean Energy Yield of the PV systems located in the four reference countries are 1115 kWh/kWp for France, 898 kWh/kWp for the UK, 908 kWh/kWp for Belgium, 1450 kWh/kWp for the PV plants in Spain mounted on a static structure, and 2127 kWh/kWp for those mounted on a solar tracker in Spain. We suggest that the typical PR value for the PV systems installed in 2015 is 0.81. We have observed that the performance of the PV systems tends to increase when the peak power of the PV systems increases. We have found significant performance differences as a function of the inverter manufacturer, and the PV module manufacturer and technology. We have found an improvement of the state-of-the-art, in the form of an increase in performance in the yearly integrated PR of around 3 to 4% over the last seven years, which represents an increase of about 0.5% per year.
International
Si
Congress
31st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
960
Place
Hamburgo-Alemania
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
3-936338-39-6
10.4229/EUPVSEC20152015-5AO.8.1
Start Date
14/09/2015
End Date
18/09/2015
From page
1574
To page
1582
Proceedíngs 31st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Participants
  • Autor: Jonathan Leloux . (UPM)
  • Autor: J. Taylor
  • Autor: Rodrigo Moreton Villagra (UPM)
  • Autor: Luis Narvarte Fernandez (UPM)
  • Autor: D. Trebosc
  • Autor: A. Desportes
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Sistemas Fotovoltáicos
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto de Energía Solar
  • Departamento: Teoría de la Señal y Comunicaciones (Provisional)
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