Equipment: Open Air facility
Technique: Outdoor PV monitoring
Contact person (Hellenic Mediterranean University): Konstantinos Rogdakis (email@example.com)
Responsible: George Viskadouros (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Description: The open-air lab possesses all the supporting infrastructure, such as power electronics and automatic data acquisition systems for their continuous monitoring of the performance of PV panels to provide a better understanding of their reliability and on top of that for the performing a benchmarking with traditional PV technologies, such as Silicon.
Specifications: Direct correlation of the environmental conditions, such as solar irradiation, temperature, humidity and dust with the PV output performance.
- Solar array and panel-level outdoor performance continuous monitoring, including current-voltage curves
- Field I-V curves for modules, strings, and arrays.
- Simulation for grid-connected energy generation
- Correlation studies to environmental conditions: irradiation, temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction
- Benchmarking with commercially available solar panels, Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS), Cadmium Telluride (CdTe), Polycrystalline Silicon (Poly-Si) and Bifacial Si panels.
- Recording of real-time PV performance data at the maximum power point
- Outdoor solar farm infrastructure for the monitoring of module/panel temperature, DC characteristics and cumulative energy yield.