Building America System Performance Test Practices: Part 1 -- Photovoltaic Systems

Paul Norton

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


The report outlines the short-term field testing used by Building America staff and includes a report on the results of an example test of a PV system with battery storage on a home in Tucson, Arizona. This report is not intended as a general recommended test procedure for wide distribution. It is intended to document current practices in Building America to inform program stakeholders andstimulate further discussion. Building America staff intend to apply this procedure until relevant standards for testing PV modules are completed.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages40
StatePublished - 2003

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-550-30301


  • Building America
  • energy efficient homes
  • house performance test practices
  • photovoltaic systems
  • PV
  • U.S. Department of Energy


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