Observatorio de I+D+i UPM

Memorias de investigación
Communications at congresses:
Reducing uncertainty in outdoors PV module characterisation
Year:2018
Research Areas
  • Photovoltaic generation
Information
Abstract
Quality control of PV modules in large grid-connected PV plants is typically accomplished by means of indoors testing at qualified laboratories which use solar-simulators. Nevertheless, outdoors on-site measurement of PV modules has several advantages: the devices required to measure the PV modules are much cheaper than solar simulators; the costs and effort related to disassemble and to transport the PV modules to the laboratories are entirely avoided; and the safety of the modules against undesirable cracks and/or module breakage during their manipulation is drastically improved (manipulation is just reduced to unplug and to plug the connectors). Besides, the uncertainties related to outdoors PV module measurements are also strongly reduced when reference devices to measure effective incident irradiance and solar cell temperature are properly selected. These uncertainties are even lower when considering the different response of each PV module to the same real weather conditions is taken into account, especially those related to cell temperature. So uncertainties of outdoors measurements can be reduced close to those ones obtained with the indoors characterisation. This works deals with the temperature dispersion inside PV modules and between different PV modules, as well as how to manage this dispersion when the PV modules are characterised outdoors to obtain accurate results with a reduced uncertainty.
International
Si
Congress
35th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference
970
Place
Bruselas (Bélgica)
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
3-936338-50-7
10.4229/35thEUPVSEC20182018-6DV.1.38
Start Date
24/09/2018
End Date
28/09/2018
From page
1196
To page
1200
Proc. 35th EUPVSEC
Participants
  • Autor: Carlos Henrique Rossa . (UPM)
  • Autor: Francisco Martinez Moreno (UPM)
  • Autor: Antonio-P.Eduardo Lorenzo Pigueiras (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Sistemas Fotovoltaicos
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto de Energía Solar
  • Departamento: Electrónica Física
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Telemática y Electrónica
S2i 2020 Observatorio de investigación @ UPM con la colaboración del Consejo Social UPM
Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNCIDE 2011 (OTR-2011-0236)
Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNPACTO (IPT-020000-2010-22)