Review of the Performance of Residential PV systems in France

Leloux, Jonathan and Narvarte Fernández, Luis and Trebosc, David (2011). Review of the Performance of Residential PV systems in France. "Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews", v. 16 (n. 2); pp. 1369-1376. ISSN 1364-0321. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2011.10.018.

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Title: Review of the Performance of Residential PV systems in France
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: Residential PV system; Energy production; Performance Ratio; Performance Index; CIS; HIT; PI; France
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 France. This is done analyzing the operational data of 6868 installations. 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? During the year 2010, the PV systems in France have produced a mean annual energy of 1163 kWh/kWp. As a whole, the orientation of PV generators causes energy productions to be some 7% inferior to optimally oriented PV systems. The mean Performance Ratio is 76% and the mean Performance Index is 85%. That is to say, the energy produced by a typical PV system in France is 15% inferior to the energy produced by a very high quality PV system. On average, the real power of the PV modules falls 4.9% below its corresponding nominal power announced on the manufacturer's datasheet. A brief analysis by PV modules technology has led to relevant observations about two technologies in particular. On the one hand, the PV systems equipped with heterojunction with intrinsic thin layer (HIT) modules show performances higher than average. On the other hand, the systems equipped with the copper indium (di)selenide (CIS) modules show a real power that is 16% lower than their nominal value.

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Item ID: 11709
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/11709/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:11709
DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2011.10.018
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S136403211100517X#
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 20 Nov 2012 13:13
Last Modified: 19 May 2017 12:31
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