Measured module performance variation and the opportunity for distributed power electronics: Analysis of 27 PV arrays in the Southwestern U.S.

@article{MacAlpine2013MeasuredMP,
  title={Measured module performance variation and the opportunity for distributed power electronics: Analysis of 27 PV arrays in the Southwestern U.S.},
  author={Sara M. MacAlpine and Chris Deline and Robert W. Erickson and Michael J. Brandemuehl},
  journal={2013 IEEE 39th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC)},
  year={2013},
  pages={3343-3348}
}
A custom multitracer system has been designed to collect simultaneous, module-level I-V curves over an entire array. This system is used to acquire high and low light module performance data for over 500 modules, deployed in 27 arrays including six different PV technologies in the Southwestern U.S. The modules' current and voltage parameters show relatively… CONTINUE READING