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Methodology for Generating High Time Resolution Typical Meteorological Year Data for Accurate Photovoltaic Energy Yield Modelling

Methodology for Generating High Time Resolution Typical Meteorological Year Data for Accurate Photovoltaic Energy Yield Modelling

Accurate energy yield prediction is of utmost importance for commercial scale photovoltaic systems. One key parameter crucial to the prediction accuracy is the quality of solar radiation data. Most energy yield prediction models rely on Typical Meteorological Year data with maximum temporal resolution of one hour. In this work we develop a methodology to generate Typical Meteorological Year data with much higher time resolution using gap filling methods that aim to maintain high-quality solar radiation data for photovoltaic yield modelling.

State-of-Energy-Research Conference (SoERC) 2019

State-of-Energy-Research Conference (SoERC) 2019

The SoERC conference is Australia's first research-only conference that highlights the latest advances in energy research. The conference takes place on 3rd and 4th July at the Australian National University, Canberra.

Lifetime energy yield and economic viability of perovskite/silicon tandem modules

Lifetime energy yield and economic viability of perovskite/silicon tandem modules

Impact of perovskite solar cell degradation on the lifetime energy yield and economic viability of perovskite/silicon tandem modules

Analysis of Hotspots in Half Cell Modules Undetected by Current Test Standards

Analysis of Hotspots in Half Cell Modules Undetected by Current Test Standards

Hotspots are a major source of failure for photovoltaic modules in the field. The current standard for module testing IEC 61215-2 can leave critical hotspots undetected in half-cut solar cell modules.

2-D Hot Spot Temperature Simulation for PV Modules

2-D Hot Spot Temperature Simulation for PV Modules

A two‐step method to simulate the spatially resolved temperature of a partially shaded cell in a crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) module is presented and tested.

Phosphorus diffused LPCVD polysilicon passivated contacts

Phosphorus diffused LPCVD polysilicon passivated contacts

We present a passivated contact technology based on polysilicon deposited using low pressure chemical vapour deposition (LPCVD) over an ultra-thin silicon dioxide layer, which achieves an excellent surface passivation with implied open-circuit voltage of 735 mV, a recombination prefactor below 1 fA cm−2 and contact resistivity below 1 mΩcm2.

22.8% Efficient Laser‐IBC Solar Cell

22.8% Efficient Laser‐IBC Solar Cell

In this paper, the fabrication of a 22.8% efficient all‐laser‐doped IBC solar cell with localized boron and phosphorus doped contacts is reported.

Characterization of Localized Contacts

Characterization of Localized Contacts

In this work, we introduce novel test structures and perform numerical simulations to accurately determine the contact properties of 30 μm × 30 μm-sized laser-doped localized contacts.

Impact of PV module configuration on energy yield under realistic conditions

Impact of PV module configuration on energy yield under realistic conditions

Methodology for simulating PV module yield based on the optical, thermal and electrical properties of module components and configuration.

SunCalculator - Angular and spectral distribution of solar radiation

SunCalculator - Angular and spectral distribution of solar radiation

In this work, we calculate the angular and spectral distribution of direct and diffuse irradiation based on measured time-resolved integral values for diffuse and direct irradiation.

Thin macroporous silicon heterojunction solar cells

Thin macroporous silicon heterojunction solar cells

In this work, we calculate the angular and spectral distribution of direct and diffuse irradiation based on measured time-resolved integral values for diffuse and direct irradiation.

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