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Evaluation of maxim Module-Integrated Electronics at the DOE Regional Test Center, 40th IEEE PVSC, Denver, CO.


DE141136207

Publication Date 2014
Personal Author Deline, C.; Sekulic, B.; Barkaszi, S.; Yang, J.; Kahn, S.
Page Count 22
Abstract Module-embedded power electronics developed by Maxim Integrated are under evaluation through a partnership with the Department of Energy's Regional Test Center (RTC) program. Field deployments of both conventional modules and electronics-enhanced modules are designed to quantify the performance advantage of Maxim's products under different amounts of interrow shading, and their ability to be deployed at a greater ground-coverage ratio than conventional modules. Simulations in PVSYST have quantified the predicted performance difference between conventional modules and Maxim's modules from interrow shading. Initial performance results have identified diffuse irradiance losses at tighter row spacing for both the Maxim and conventional modules. Comparisons with published models show good agreement with models predicting the greatest diffuse irradiance losses. At tighter row spacing, all of the strings equipped with embedded power electronics outperformed their conventional peers. An even greater performance advantage is predicted to occur in the winter months when the amount of interrow shading mismatch is at a maximum.
Keywords
  • Electronic equipment
  • Computerized simulation
  • Irradiance
  • Laboratory tests
  • Losses
  • Modules
  • Performance evaluation
  • Shading
  • US DOE
Source Agency
  • Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category
  • 49 - Electrotechnology
  • 97 - Energy
Corporate Authors National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO.; Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Supplemental Notes Sponsored by Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 201501
Evaluation of maxim Module-Integrated Electronics at the DOE Regional Test Center, 40th IEEE PVSC, Denver, CO.
Evaluation of maxim Module-Integrated Electronics at the DOE Regional Test Center, 40th IEEE PVSC, Denver, CO.
DE141136207

  • Electronic equipment
  • Computerized simulation
  • Irradiance
  • Laboratory tests
  • Losses
  • Modules
  • Performance evaluation
  • Shading
  • US DOE
  • Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
  • 49 - Electrotechnology
  • 97 - Energy
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