A bankable method of assessing the performance of a CPV plant

Leloux, Jonathan; Lorenzo Pigueiras, Eduardo; García Domingo, Beatriz; Aguilera Tejero, Jorge y Gueymard, Christian A. (2014). A bankable method of assessing the performance of a CPV plant. "Applied Energy", v. 118 ; pp. 1-11. ISSN 0306-2619. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2013.12.014.


Título: A bankable method of assessing the performance of a CPV plant
  • Leloux, Jonathan
  • Lorenzo Pigueiras, Eduardo
  • García Domingo, Beatriz
  • Aguilera Tejero, Jorge
  • Gueymard, Christian A.
Tipo de Documento: Artículo
Título de Revista/Publicación: Applied Energy
Fecha: Abril 2014
Volumen: 118
Palabras Clave Informales: CPV; Assessment; Commissioning; Bankability; CPA; CFA
Escuela: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Departamento: Electrónica Física
Licencias Creative Commons: Reconocimiento - Sin obra derivada - No comercial

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Concentrating Photovoltaics (CPV) is an alternative to flat-plate module photovoltaic (PV) technology. The bankability of CPV projects is an important issue to pave the way toward a swift and sustained growth in this technology. The bankability of a PV plant is generally addressed through the modeling of its energy yield under a baseline loss scenario, followed by an on-site measurement campaign aimed at verifying its energy performance. This paper proposes a procedure for assessing the performance of a CPV project, articulated around four main successive steps: Solar Resource Assessment, Yield Assessment, Certificate of Provisional Acceptance, and Certificate of Final Acceptance. This methodology allows the long-term energy production of a CPV project to be estimated with an associated uncertainty of ≈5%. To our knowledge, no such method has been proposed to the CPV industry yet, and this critical situation has hindered or made impossible the completion of several important CPV projects undertaken in the world. The main motive for this proposed method is to bring a practical solution to this urgent problem. This procedure can be operated under a wide range of climatic conditions, and makes it possible to assess the bankability of a CPV plant whose design uses any of the technologies currently available on the market. The method is also compliant with both international standards and local regulations. In consequence, its applicability is both general and international.

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FP7308468PVCROPSUniversidad Politécnica de MadridPhotoVoltaic Cost reduction, Reliability, Operational performance, Prediction and Simulation

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ID de Registro: 38841
Identificador DC: http://oa.upm.es/38841/
Identificador OAI: oai:oa.upm.es:38841
Identificador DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2013.12.014
URL Oficial: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306261913010131
Depositado por: Memoria Investigacion
Depositado el: 23 Dic 2015 17:39
Ultima Modificación: 01 May 2016 22:56
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