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Title: Accuracy of energy yield prediction of photovoltaic modules
Authors: Roy, Jyotirmoy
Betts, Thomas R.
Gottschalg, Ralph
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: © The Japan Society of Applied Physics
Citation: ROY, J., BETTS, T.R. and GOTTSCHALG, R., 2012. Accuracy of energy yield prediction of photovoltaic modules. Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 51 (10), 10NF01, 5pp.
Abstract: The uncertainty analysis of irradiance and temperature measurements in relation to the energy yield prediction of the photovoltaic (PV) modules are presented. A Monte Carlo simulation approach is demonstrated separately to propagate the monthly and annual measurement uncertainties of irradiance and temperature to annual energy yield prediction uncertainty for two commercially available PV modules. The annual irradiation uncertainty as measured with a thermopile pyranometer is calculated as ±1.56%. Uncertainty of the annual average of ambient temperature measurement is calculated as ±0.08 °C. Finally, the uncertainty in the energy yield estimation of the PV devices is determined as 2.8 and 15.5% for crystalline silicon (c-Si) and copper indium gallium (di)selenide (CIGS) modules, respectively.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Japanese Journal of Applied Physics [© 2012 The Japan Society of Applied Physics] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1143/JJAP.51.10NF01
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1143/JJAP.51.10NF01
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/13035
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1143/JJAP.51.10NF01
ISSN: 0021-4922
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