Sander Caldwell

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We report results of an integrated model called PVLife that predicts the performance and degradation of a PV system over its entire lifetime. The model solves the coupled electro-thermal equations to calculate PV panel performance for a given set of weather conditions. Based on this calculated operating point and a series of physical sub-models for key(More)
Establishing a strong basis for confidence in a solar technology requires being able to prove a low-degradation track record in the real world, and rationalize it with strong physical understanding and investigation. This paper briefly reviews our previously-published physical model for calculating degradation and reliability, PVLife, which computes(More)
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