Comparison of Module Performance Characterization Methods for Energy Production

    Research output: NRELTechnical Report


    This report compares the two methods of determining the performance of PV modules. The methods translate module performance characterized in a laboratory to actual or reference conditions using slightly different approaches. The accuracy of both methods is compared for both hourly and daily energy production over a year of data recorded at NREL in Golden, CO. The comparison of the two methodswill be presented for five different PV module technologies: multicrystalline silicon (mc-Si), dual-junction amorphous silicon (a-Si/a-Si:Ge), triple-junction amorphous silicon (a-Si/a-Si/a-Si:Ge), cadmium telluride (CdTe), and copper indium diselenide (CIGSS).
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages62
    StatePublished - 2000

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/TP-520-29245


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