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Measured Versus Predicted Performance of Building Integrated Photovoltaics

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Mark W. Davis, A. Hunter Fanney, Brian P. Dougherty

Heat Transfer and Alternative Energy Systems Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8632

J. Sol. Energy Eng 125(1), 21-27 (Jan 27, 2003) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1532006 History: Received May 01, 2002; Revised August 01, 2002; Online January 27, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
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Figures

Grahic Jump Location
Measured and predicted cell temperatures for the uninsulated monocrystalline panel for a clear day in a) February and b) May
Grahic Jump Location
Predicted and measured results for the uninsulated monocrystalline module for a) clear, b) cloudy, and c) partly cloudy days
Grahic Jump Location
Measured and predicted power output for a clear day in a) May with a high incident angle and b) November with a low incident angle

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