A Performance Model for Bifacial PV Modules

William Marion, Daniel Riley, Clifford Hansen, Joshua Stein, Matthew Lave, Johnson Kallickal, Fatima Toor

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Abstract

Sandia National Laboratories, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the University of Iowa are collaborating to develop a performance model for bifacial PV modules. As with monofacial PV modules, a bifacial PV model consists of sequential operation of the component sub-models. Bifacial PV modules accept light on both their front and rear surfaces which presents a unique modeling challenge. This paper describes the approach of Sandia, NREL, and the University of Iowa to create a bifacial PV model and verify its accuracy with measured field data.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages3348-3353
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
Event2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC) - Washington, D.C.
Duration: 25 Jun 201730 Jun 2017

Conference

Conference2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC)
CityWashington, D.C.
Period25/06/1730/06/17

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5K00-73997

Keywords

  • bifacial
  • model
  • performance
  • photovoltaic modules

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