We report on an advanced modelling approach to accurately predict the energy yield of custom environment / urban integrated photovoltaic systems (E/UIPV). Several submodels are here presented, and their mutual interaction discussed. The flexibility of our software platform allows to exhaustively simulate custom horizons in combination with rigid/flexible PV modules and in presence of albedo component. In this respect, a modelling example predicts AC-side yield with <1% error on annual basis with respect to actual data. In addition, our platform can also deal with colored/bifacial modules and soiling losses for PV energy yield potential or performance prediction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC 2018 - A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC, 28th PVSEC and 34th EU PVSEC
EditorsAlex Freundlich, Marko Topic, Akira Yamada
Place of PublicationPiscataway, MJ, USA
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages2691-2696
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-15386-8529-7
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-8530-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event7th IEEE World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC 2018 - Waikoloa Village, United States
Duration: 10 Jun 201815 Jun 2018

Conference

Conference7th IEEE World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC 2018
CountryUnited States
CityWaikoloa Village
Period10/06/1815/06/18
Other (A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC, 28th PVSEC & 34th EU PVSEC)

    Research areas

  • Custom horizons, DC-to-AC side yield, environment integrated PV systems, modelling, soiling, urban integrated PV systems

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