Review of the Performance of Residential PV systems in Belgium

Leloux, Jonathan and Narvarte Fernández, Luis and Trebosc, David (2011). Review of the Performance of Residential PV systems in Belgium. "Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews", v. 16 (n. 1); pp. 178-184. ISSN 1364-0321. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2011.07.145.

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Title: Review of the Performance of Residential PV systems in Belgium
Author/s:
  • Leloux, Jonathan
  • Narvarte Fernández, Luis
  • Trebosc, David
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Date: 2011
ISSN: 1364-0321
Volume: 16
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Residencial sistema PV; La producción de energía; Coeficiente de rendimiento; Rendimiento del índice; PI; Bélgica
Faculty: E.U.I.T. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería de Circuitos y Sistemas [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The main objective of this paper is to review the state of the art of residential PV systems in Belgium by the analysis of the operational data of 993 installations. For that, three main questions are posed: how much energy do they produce? What level of performance is associated to their production? Which are the key parameters that most influence their quality? This work brings answers to these questions. A middling commercial PV system, optimally oriented, produces a mean annual energy of 892 kWh/kWp. As a whole, the orientation of PV generators causes energy productions to be some 6% inferior to optimally oriented PV systems. The mean performance ratio is 78% and the mean performance index is 85%. That is to say, the energy produced by a typical PV system in Belgium is 15% inferior to the energy produced by a very high quality PV system. Finally, on average, the real power of the PV modules falls 5% below its corresponding nominal power announced on the manufacturer's datasheet. Differences between real and nominal power of up to 16% have been detected.

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Item ID: 11708
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/11708/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:11708
DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2011.07.145
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364032111003923
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 20 Nov 2012 13:33
Last Modified: 19 May 2017 12:30
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