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The importance of sensors in the determination of BIPV parameters and installation energy yield

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Sensor reliability is important in building integrated photovoltaic installations to convey confidence in the correct operation of the installation and to quantify the yield of the PV system. This paper relates the experience gained from a PV fa?e installed at Southampton University, which was found to have irradiance sensors (reference cells), producing conflicting data. Specifically, when comparing the output of the various irradiance sensors it is apparent that performance ratio analysis of the PV system produces widely differing results. This paper discusses the critical impact of sensor accuracy on array power output and performance ratios. It serves to highlight that even small errors in irradiance measurement can determine whether or not a PV system is perceived as being ‘good’ based on its performance ratio.

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Bahaj, A.S., Braid, R.M. and James, P.A.B. (2003) The importance of sensors in the determination of BIPV parameters and installation energy yield In Proceedings of 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion 2003. IEEE. 3136 pp, pp. 2046-2049. (doi:10.1109/WCPEC.2003.1306350).

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Published date: May 2003
Venue - Dates: 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WPEC3), 2003-05-12 - 2003-05-16

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Local EPrints ID: 53831
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/53831
ISBN: 4990181603
PURE UUID: 0bb29401-f322-4b97-acb6-eb095d2bb4c2
ORCID for A.S. Bahaj: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0043-6045

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Date deposited: 29 Jul 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:37

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