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Special Issue "PV System Design and Performance"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2018).
Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University, Princetonlaan 8a, 3584 CB Utrecht, Netherlands
Interests: integration of photovoltaics systems; PV system performance; building integrated photovoltaics; shade resilient PV; next generation photovoltaics; luminescent solar concentrators; esthetics of PV; nanocrystal; smart grid development
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Photovoltaic (PV) solar technology has been rapidly and continuously growing in the past decades leading to ~300 GWp installed capacity globally, and this has led to enormous price reductions. The strength of the technology is its modular design, and PV power plants range from a few PV modules (~1 kWp) to millions (~250 MWp). Design of such systems depends on the scale level: residential systems are typically roof-based, either flat or tilted, while large systems allow to design for maximum annual yield but also require intricate electrical layouts with multiple inverters and connections to medium voltage transmission networks. Additionally, operation is scale dependent. In residential areas, non-ideal tilts and potential shading will lower annual yields, and designs to minimize these losses have been developed, using, e.g., power optimization per module. Monitoring of such small systems is rare, as economic loss due to malfunction is low. Large-scale systems have proper supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems to ensure maximum economic benefit, which is of importance to investors.
This Special Issue solicits papers with original research and studies related to the above-mentioned topics, including, but not limited to, PV system design on residential and larger scales; methods for operational control and analysis; failure detection; performance analysis of systems; mapping performance differences; performance variability; degradation of systems and modules. Papers selected for this Special Issue are subject to a rigorous peer review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments and applications.
Dr. Wilfried van Sark
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- photovoltaic system design (residential and large scale)
- monitoring of PV systems
- performance analysis
- mapping performance
- performance variability
- shade-resilient system design and operation
- system malfunction detection