EU PVSEC Programme Online
EU PVSEC 2020, 7 - 11 September 2020
Presentation: 5CV.4.3 A Less Environment-Sensitive and Data-Based Approach to Evaluate the Performance Loss Rate of PV Power Plants
Type: Visual
Date: Wednesday, 11th September 2019
17:00 - 18:30
Location / Room: Marseille Chanot Convention and Exhibition Centre, Garden Level / Poster Area
Author(s): M. Meftah, E. Lajoie-Mazenc, M. Van Iseghem, R. Perrin, D. Boublil, K. Radouane
Presenter / Speaker: M. Meftah, EDF R&D, Chatou, France
Event: Conference Conference
Session: 5CV.4 Operation, Performance and Maintenance of PV Systems
Type(s) of Access:  Conference Registration
Topic: 5. 3 Operation, Performance and Maintenance of PV Systems
Keywords: Performance Loss Rate, Degradation Rate, VAR Method, PV Plant
Summary / Abstract: Assessing the performance loss rate (PLR) or degradation rate (DR) of a photovoltaic (PV) facility (module, array of modules, plant…) is of paramount importance for its monitoring and has great impact on its economics. The estimation of the degradation rate is yet difficult because the energy yield is impacted by the environmental variables (mainly solar irradiance denoted G) and energy losses due to other factors like shading or soiling. Comparing directly the output power over the years is then not enough. This work aims at proposing a new data-based approach – the VAR method - which has been successfully benchmarked with RdTools on data simulated with the double-diode model.