Bankable procedures for the technical quality assurance of large scale PV plants

Martinez Moreno, Francisco and Lorenzo Pigueiras, Eduardo and Moreton Villagra, Rodrigo and Narvarte Fernández, Luis (2014). Bankable procedures for the technical quality assurance of large scale PV plants. In: "29th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition", 22/09/2014 - 26/09/2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands. pp. 1-6.

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Title: Bankable procedures for the technical quality assurance of large scale PV plants
Author/s:
  • Martinez Moreno, Francisco
  • Lorenzo Pigueiras, Eduardo
  • Moreton Villagra, Rodrigo
  • Narvarte Fernández, Luis
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 29th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Event Dates: 22/09/2014 - 26/09/2014
Event Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Title of Book: 29th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Date: 2014
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Energy Performance, System Performance, Large Grid-Connected PV Plants, Quality Control, Financing, Bankability
Faculty: Instituto de Energía Solar (IES) (UPM)
Department: Aerotecnia [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Strict technical quality assurance procedures are essential for PV plant bankability. When large-scale PV plants are concerned, this is typically accomplished in three consecutive phases: an energy yield forecast, that is performed at the beginning of the project and is typically accomplished by means of a simulation exercise performed with dedicated software; a reception test campaign, that is performed at the end of the commissioning and consists of a set of tests for determining the efficiency and the reliability of the PV plant devices; and a performance analysis of the first years of operation, that consists in comparing the real energy production with the one calculated from the recorded operating conditions and taking into account the maintenance records. In the last six years, IES-UPM has offered both indoor and on-site quality control campaigns for more than 60 PV plants, with an accumulated power of more than 300 MW, in close contact with Engineering, Procurement and Construction Contractors and financial entities. This paper presents the lessons learned from such experience.

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Item ID: 31167
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/31167/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:31167
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 14 Oct 2014 18:04
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2015 15:40
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