28 Apr '18, 2am

SolarPro Magazine

SolarPro Magazine

Got sensor drift, inverter clipping or data shifts due to maintenance events? RdTools, a new freeware toolkit, can handle any of these scenarios. It calculates robust degradation rates despite common performance data quality challenges. The degradation rate (Rd ) quantifies the rate at which PV systems or modules lose performance over time. Rd values not only drive the results of long-term energy production estimates for financial projections and other studies, but also help provide consumers and investors with an indicator of PV system quality and durability. In conjunction with taking other quality assurance steps, project stakeholders can also use the Rd to guide product selection and determine whether PV products or installations meet warranty terms. Accurate Rd data are therefore essential to the solar industry’s long-term success. Here we provide an introduction to R...

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February 2018 Magazine Edition

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