Monitoring 30,000 PV Systems in Europe: Performance, Faults, and State of the Art

Leloux, Jonathan and Moreton Villagra, Rodrigo and Narvarte Fernández, Luis and Taylor, Jamie and Trebosc, David and Desportes, Adrien (2015). Monitoring 30,000 PV Systems in Europe: Performance, Faults, and State of the Art. In: "31st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition", 14/09/2014 - 18/09/2014, Hamburg, Germany. pp. 1-21.

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Title: Monitoring 30,000 PV Systems in Europe: Performance, Faults, and State of the Art
Author/s:
  • Leloux, Jonathan
  • Moreton Villagra, Rodrigo
  • Narvarte Fernández, Luis
  • Taylor, Jamie
  • Trebosc, David
  • Desportes, Adrien
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Speech)
Event Title: 31st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Event Dates: 14/09/2014 - 18/09/2014
Event Location: Hamburg, Germany
Title of Book: 31st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Date: 2015
Subjects:
Faculty: Instituto de Energía Solar (IES) (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

We have tried to cast some light on some of the numerous questions concerning the performance of solar PV systems in Europe. We have based our analysis on the operational data monitored at more than 31,000 PV systems in Europe. These installations comprise residential and commercial rooftop PV systems distributed over 9 different countries, including multi-megawatt PV plants installed in the South of Europe. The PV systems were installed between 2006 and 2014. The mean Energy Yield of the PV systems located in the four reference countries are 1115 kWh/kWp for France, 898 kWh/kWp for the UK, 908 kWh/kWp for Belgium, 1450 kWh/kWp for the PV plants in Spain mounted on a static structure, and 2127 kWh/kWp for those mounted on a solar tracker in Spain. We suggest that the typical PR value for the PV systems installed in 2015 is 0.81. We have observed that the performance of the PV systems tends to increase when the peak power of the PV systems increases. We have found significant performance differences as a function of the inverter manufacturer, and the PV module manufacturer and technology. We have found an improvement of the state-of-the-art, in the form of an increase in performance in the yearly integrated PR of around 3 to 4% over the last seven years, which represents an increase of about 0.5% per year.

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Item ID: 42459
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/42459/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:42459
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 10 Sep 2016 10:04
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2016 10:04
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