The UK has seen substantial installation in photovoltaics in 2014 and is currently the biggest European market for this energy technology. Installations are predominantly large green field systems, which are financed by large financial institutions. The due diligence carried out by the different players as well as the meaning and appropriateness of component qualification. The overall performance expectations within the UK and elsewhere are assessed and the question of long term degradation and performance gaps are investigated. Limitations due to ‘grid crowding’ because of photovoltaics will be explored in this year’s workshop.
PV Performance understanding, optimization and prediction viaadvanced utility scale PV monitoring