Guidelines for the Assessment of Photovoltaic Plants : Document A : Photovoltaic System Monitoring
Data obtained during the operation of a photovoltaic (PV) power plant are of interest for judging whether the design goals have been met. They are also of importance for a general assessment of the potential of PV technology, and thus for the future use of such installations. Finally, they should provide a data base for the improvement of PV system design and operation. To obtain sufficiently complete sets of data for such purposes requires detailed or analytical monitoring or set out in these guidelines. However, sufficient evidence for a general assessment of the performance of a PV installation may be obtained by determining the overall energy balance from regular readings of suitable counters. This procedure is referred to as global monitoring, and may be used where the cost of analytical monitoring would be prohibitive. These guidelines give the information which is necessary for the implementation of such monitoring systems.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16338 EN (1995) 6pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from the Public Relations and Publications Unit, JRC Ispra, I-21020 Ispra (IT)
Record Number: 199512194 / Last updated on: 1996-01-26
Original language: en
Available languages: en