User's Manual for Data for Validating Models for PV Module Performance

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


This user's manual describes performance data measured for flat-plate photovoltaic (PV) modules installed in Cocoa, Florida, Eugene, Oregon, and Golden, Colorado. The data include PV module current-voltage curves and associated meteorological data for approximately one-year periods. These publicly available data are intended to facilitate the validation of existing models for predicting theperformance of PV modules, and for the development of new and improved models. For comparing different modeling approaches, using these public data will provide transparency and more meaningful comparisons of the relative benefits.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages49
StatePublished - 2014

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5200-61610


  • current-voltage curves
  • data
  • irradiance
  • meteorological
  • performance
  • photovoltaic modules


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