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Title: Uncertainty in photovoltaic module energy rating
Authors: Mihaylov, Blagovest V.
Betts, Thomas R.
Gottschalg, Ralph
Bliss, Martin
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: © The Solar Energy Society
Citation: MIHAYLOV, B.V. ... et al, 2015. Uncertainty in photovoltaic module energy rating. IN: Hutchins, M. and Cole, A. (eds). Proceedings of the 11th Photovoltaic Science, Applications and Technology Conference C97 (PVSAT-11), 15th-17th April 2015, University of Leeds.
Abstract: Energy rating of PV modules alongside Power rating can facilitate the module technology selection process. However, for module ratings to be comparable, they have to come with a stated uncertainty. This paper proposes a method for estimating this uncertainty, highlighting the importance of investigating and including the correlation between measurements in the overall uncertainty estimate. For the indoor measurement setup at CREST the difference in uncertainty estimate neglecting correlations and accounting for correlations is from 1.3% to 3% respectively (at k=2). Underestimating the uncertainty can lead to a suboptimal selection of PV module technology.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Sponsor: This work has been supported in part by the PV-SuperGen project ‘Supersolar’ [grant no: EP/J017361/1] funded by the Research Councils UK’s (RCUK) Energy Programme.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/17784
Publisher Link: http://www.pvsat.org.uk/
ISBN: 0904963810
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Contributions (CREST)

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