Browse Publications Technical Papers 1999-01-2583
1999-08-02

Performance Evaluation of the First AC BIPV Installation in Canada 1999-01-2583

Initial performance measures and operating experience with a 1 kWp grid-connected array near Vancouver (BC, Canada) demonstrate the viability of AC building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) module technology. Low current draw by the inverter, and continued operation at very low insolation levels contribute to a performance benefit over small photovoltaic arrays with DC wiring and central inverters. Maximum power point tracking of individual modules is analyzed, and an increase in array power output of between 0.6% and 3.2% is observed when compared with a DC configured photovoltaic array.

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