- Daniel Riley, Laurie Burnham, Bevan Walker, Joshua M. Pearce. Differences in Snow Shedding in Photovoltaic Systems with Framed and Frameless Modules. 2019 IEEE 46th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), Chicago, IL, USA, 2019, pp. 0558-0561. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC40753.2019.8981389 open access
Energy losses due to snow coverage can be high in climates with large annual snowfall. These losses may be reduced with region-specific system design guidelines. One possible factor in snow retention on PV systems could be frame presence and/or shape. Sandia is studying the effect of module frame presence on photovoltaic module snow shedding for a pair of otherwise-identical PV systems in Vermont. The results of this study provide a summary of the findings after the 2018-2019.
See also[edit | edit source]
- Details on PV performance monitoring by R. Andrews. PV Performance Modeling: Assessing Variability, Uncertainty and Sensitivity. Solar Professional Issue 8.5, Sep/Oct 2015.
- "The 10 Snowiest Places on the Planet" by the Mother Nature Network.
- According to Identifying snow in photovoltaic monitoring data for improved snow loss modeling and snow detection - The Marion snow loss model yields more accurate results than purely empirical models. -
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