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Diffuse Irradiance Influence on PV Module Performance: User Standpoint Analysis
J. Lagorse, J.-L. Robineau, I. Verdier, M. Guichard
Evaluation, PV Module, Experimental Methods, R&D and Demonstration Programme
Components for PV Systems
Subtopic: PV Modules
Event: 27th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 4BV.2.23
3291 - 3293
ISBN: 3-936338-28-0
Paper DOI: 10.4229/27thEUPVSEC2012-4BV.2.23
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Veolia Environnement is a major international player in energy and environmental management services. Renewable energy sources, such as photovoltaic, play a key role in its strategy. In order to test and compare different PV technologies, a test-platform has been built by Veolia’s Research and Innovation department. One of the studies was aimed at observing the influence of diffuse irradiation on the PV modules’ performance. In a first part, this paper describes the methodology used to observe the influence of diffuse irradiation on PV module performance. In a second part, the results are discussed. The influence of diffuse irradiation was observed for every module, including thin films technologies.