Performance of distributed PV in the UK: a statistical analysis of over 7000 systems

Taylor, Jamie and Leloux, Jonathan and Hall, Lisa M.H and Everard, Aldous M. and Briggs, Julian and Buckley, Alastair (2015). Performance of distributed PV in the UK: a statistical analysis of over 7000 systems. In: "31st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC 2015)", 14/09/2016 - 18/09/2016, Hamburg, Germany. pp. 2263-2268.

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Title: Performance of distributed PV in the UK: a statistical analysis of over 7000 systems
Author/s:
  • Taylor, Jamie
  • Leloux, Jonathan
  • Hall, Lisa M.H
  • Everard, Aldous M.
  • Briggs, Julian
  • Buckley, Alastair
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 31st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC 2015)
Event Dates: 14/09/2016 - 18/09/2016
Event Location: Hamburg, Germany
Title of Book: 31st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC 2015)
Date: 2015
Subjects:
Faculty: Instituto de Energía Solar (IES) (UPM)
Department: Teoría de la Señal y Comunicaciones
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

In June 2015, the UK fleet of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems reached 7.8 GWp of capacity, but there are wide gaps in our understanding of the performance of these systems, which has lead to the conservative limit of 10 GWp being imposed on UK PV capacity by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. Here we present the results of a statistical analysis of real world UK PV systems which donate data to the Microgen Database, of which there are over 7000. The mean yearly-integrated Performance Ratio (PR) of domestic scale UK PV is 83% with a standard deviation of 7%. By considering yearly-integrated PR, we have shown that 4.1 % of systems suffered long-term underperformance relative to their nominal efficiencies during 2013. The mean degradation rate for crystalline Siliconbased PV systems in the UK is -0.8 ± 0.1% per year. The state-of-the-art of UK PV, in terms of technology, manufacturing, and installation-standards, is found to have increased by 1% per year between 2002 and 2013.

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Item ID: 43685
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/43685/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:43685
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 25 Oct 2016 19:17
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2016 19:17
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