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 Post subject: PR value greater than 1PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2021 3:43 pm

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Hello everyone!

When i'm analysing my results of my simulation, I get an PR value greater than 1. But in practice that's not possible.

Can someone explain how it is possible that I get an PR value greater than 1?

Kind regards

Yoline

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 Post subject: Re: PR value greater than 1PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2021 12:08 pm

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will you please share project file?, if possible

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 Post subject: Re: PR value greater than 1PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2021 10:16 am

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Hi,

I'm not able to upload my report files ( I don't know why?), so here are images of my project report:

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 Post subject: Re: PR value greater than 1PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2021 4:36 am

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Is this a vertical bifacial system? I believe the PR calculation you see does not take into account rear-side irradiance in the PR calculation, and only the front-side POA irradiation. Since your bifacial gain is so high and your POA (GlobInc) is negative, this would lead to a PR greater than one. Try manually calculating PR to include the rear-side irradiance, and see what your results are.

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 Post subject: Re: PR value greater than 1PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2021 9:14 am

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Yes, it is a vertical bifacial system.

I was wondering, how is it possible that the global inc is negative?

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 Post subject: Re: PR value greater than 1PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2021 9:39 am

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It is due to the orientation. PVsyst calculates POA as if it is a monofacial module first. A monofacial module oriented vertically 90 degrees in the EW direction would not receive direct light when the sun is behind the module, which is essentially for half the day. A module flat on the ground at 0 tilt receives no transposition gain, POA = GHI (roughly speaking). When you tilt that module vertically to 90 degrees in the EW direction, it's halved. In your waterfall diagram, GlobInc is -51%.

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 Post subject: Re: PR value greater than 1PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2021 11:07 am

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I understand.

How can I calculate the correct PR-value?

Thank you very much!

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 Post subject: Re: PR value greater than 1PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2021 5:29 pm

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https://www.pvsyst.com/help/performance_ratio.htm

In your case, GlobInc should be replaced with (GlobInc + GlobBak * ϕ), where ϕ = bifaciality factor of module

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 Post subject: Re: PR value greater than 1PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2021 8:47 am

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Now I ran a simulation with my own data data for the months of July and August.

Now I do come up with a PR value that is smaller than 1.

How is this possible?

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 Post subject: Re: PR value greater than 1PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2021 11:12 pm

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I think more information is needed to understand. What does your meteorological instrument set-up look like, where are the sensors and what are they measuring? What data was imported into PVsyst?

Also, unrelated to you PR question, I noticed you are modeling degradation at year 20 which I am not sure you want to be doing, but I could use some more information to better understand. Feel free to shoot me a pm if you'd like to discuss.

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