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Title The performance of photovoltaic (PV) systems : modelling, measurement and assessment / edited by Nicola Pearsall
Published Cambridge : Woodhead Publishing, [2017]
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Series Woodhead Publishing series in energy ; number 105
Woodhead Publishing in energy ; no. 105
Contents 1. Introduction to photovoltaic system performance / N.M. Pearsall -- 1.1. Introduction -- 1.2. The PV system -- 1.3. Expressing PV system performance -- 1.4. Lifetime and quality -- 1.5. Summary -- References -- pt. One Photovoltaic module performance -- 2. Photovoltaic module measurement and characterization in the laboratory / D. Dirnberger -- 2.1. Introduction -- 2.2. PV module STC measurements using solar simulators -- 2.3. PV module characterization -- 2.4. PV module characterization in praxis for the purpose of quality assurance -- 2.5. Future trends and perspectives -- References -- 3. Photovoltaic module stability and reliability / S. Kurtz -- 3.1. Introduction -- 3.2. Module stability and lifetime -- 3.3. Reliability and failure modes -- 3.4. Conclusion and future trends -- 3.5. Resources -- Acknowledgement -- References -- 4. Modelling and prediction of PV module energy yield / R. Gottschalg -- 4.1. Introduction -- 4.2. Overview of the modelling of module performance -- 4.3. Electrical PV module modelling -- 4.4. Modelling operating environments -- 4.5. Advanced considerations -- 4.6. Uncertainties in yield modelling -- 4.7. Summary and conclusions -- References -- pt. Two Photovoltaic system performance -- 5. Photovoltaic (PV) balance of system components: Basics, performance / F. Baumgartner -- 5.1. Overview of PV system types and BOS components -- 5.2. Mechanical mounting and performance -- 5.3. Electrical MPP tracking principles and losses -- 5.4. Basic power electronic concepts and losses -- 5.5. Results of BOS-related performance aspects -- 5.6. Reliability and durability -- 5.7. Trends and Outlook in BOS -- References -- 6. Prediction and measurement of photovoltaic system energy yield / N.M. Pearsall -- 6.1. Introduction -- 6.2. Predicting PV system performance -- 6.3. Monitoring PV system performance -- 6.4. Forecasting of PV system output -- 6.5. Summary -- References -- 7. Environmental life-cycle assessment of photovoltaic systems / M. Raugei -- 7.1. Introduction -- 7.2. Methodology -- 7.3. Commercial PV technologies considered in current analyses -- 7.4. Results -- 7.5. Conclusion -- References -- pt. Three Maximising photovoltaic (PV) system performance -- 8. Building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) / W. Sprenger -- 8.1. Introduction -- 8.2. Best practice for design -- 8.3. BIPV requirements and constraints -- 8.4. Measurement and assessment -- 8.5. Product development -- References -- 9. Stand-alone photovoltaic systems / V. Salas -- 9.1. Introduction -- 9.2. Solutions for stand-alone PV systems -- 9.3. Power converters implemented in PV stand-alone systems -- 9.4. Design: Influence of application and user behaviour -- 9.5. Measuring and assessing performance -- 9.6. Micro-/mini-grids: PV for rural electrification -- 9.7. International standardization -- 9.8. Summary -- References -- 10. Concentrating photovoltaic systems / A.W. Bett -- 10.1. General overview and description of CPV systems and technologies -- 10.2. Impact factors on CPV performance -- 10.3. Standardization of CPV system and module performance measurement -- 10.4. System performance and energy yield prediction -- 10.5. Future trends -- References -- 11. Large grid-connected photovoltaic power plants: Best practices for the design and operation of large photovoltaic power plants / S. Goy -- 11.1. Introduction -- 11.2. The best plants in practice -- 11.3. PV plant design -- 11.4. Commissioning and acceptance -- 11.5. Operation and maintenance -- 11.6. Future trends -- 11.7. Further information -- Acknowledgements -- References
Summary "Photovoltaic (PV) systems provide electricity for a wide range of applications, with low environmental impact and utilizing our largest renewable energy source, the sun. In recent years, the installed capacity of PV systems around the world has grown rapidly. The technical and economic viability of any PV system is determined by the energy output of the system over its lifetime. 'The Performance of Photovoltaic (PV) Systems: Modelling, Measurement and Assessment' considers prediction, measurement and analysis of the performance of PV systems, so as to allow the reader to obtain a thorough understanding of the performance issues and the progress that has been made in optimising system performance. Following an essential introduction to the area, Parts 1 and 2 review the performance of the PV module and system respectively. Part 3 discusses the factors influencing the performance of PV systems in key application sectors"--Print version, page 4 of cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Photovoltaic cells.
Photovoltaic power generation.
Photovoltaic power systems.
Solar cells.
Form Electronic book
Author Pearsall, Nicola, editor
ISBN 1782423540 (electronic bk.)
9781782423546 (electronic bk.)
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