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October 25, 2012

Mtg: Field Applications of I-V Curve Tracers in the Solar PV Industry

by @ 11:33 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

WEDNESDAY November 14, 2012
SCV Photovoltaics Chapter
Speaker: Paul Hernday, Senior Applications Engineer, Solmetric
Time: Networking and refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Palo Alto Research Center (G.E. Pake Auditorium), 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pv

Recent changes in solar PV system ownership models and the shift to performance based incentives have created a demand for more comprehensive characterization of PV system performance.? This, in turn, has resulted in the rapid adoption of I-V curve tracing methods for commissioning and troubleshooting commercial and utility-scale PV arrays.? This presentation provides an overview of this important performance measurement application, including operating principles of field-portable I-V curve tracers, deployment of equipment at the site, measurement process, data analysis, and troubleshooting of PV performance issues.

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