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Posted by Ron Rosenfeld on July 26, 2010, 3:25 am
 
On Sun, 25 Jul 2010 23:05:01 -0400, "Martin Riddle"


What system are you using for rating the panels?
What is the source of your "notes"?

Posted by Martin Riddle on July 31, 2010, 2:01 am
 



The PVwatts system is a good system, heres a list of derating factors.
<http://www.nrel.gov/rredc/pvwatts/changing_parameters.html>

Dust, or Soiling (as it is listed) Does vary with location.

But generally, the system efficiency is ~75%

Cheers



Posted by Ron Rosenfeld on July 31, 2010, 2:33 am
 On Fri, 30 Jul 2010 22:01:31 -0400, "Martin Riddle"


I would agree with their derating system, but note that they start
with STC nameplate values.  And there are site specific issues
including not only dust, but also snow; shading, and so forth.

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