Module Data for Tesla/Panasonic 325W Panel

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kilimar
Module Data for Tesla/Panasonic 325W Panel

Does anyone have the data for Tesla/Panasonic 325W Panel being produced in NY? Does SAM/NREL expect to be adding that data to the Module section?

Paul Gilman

Hello,

SAM's module and inverter libraries use data from databases managed by the California Energy Commission (CEC). If that module is added to the CEC library, then it will eventually end up in SAM. We update the libraries in SAM each time we release a new version, so there may be a lag between the time the item is added to the CEC library and when we add it to SAM.

See this post for information about how to model modules and inverters not in SAM's libraries:

https://sam.nrel.gov/node/69678

Best regards,
Paul.

kilimar

Thanks. However, I am not sure that I know how to translate the needed fields SAM from the CEC database. Below is what I am translating the CEC information to SAM's (on the right after the "=="), let me know any are wrong or if the scale selected is incorrect.

Manufacturer SolarCity
Model Number SC325
Description 325 W HIT Hybrid Amorphous /Monocrystalline Module
BIPV N
Nameplate Pmax 325
PTC 306.5
Notes
Family HIT-Si Thin Film
A_c 1.674 == MODULE AREA
N_s 96 == Number of Cells in Series
Technology Multi-c-Si == MultiSi
Nameplate Isc 6.03 == Short circuit current (Isc)
Nameplate Voc 69.6 == Open Circuit Voltage (Voc)
Nameplate Ipmax 5.65 == Maximum power point current (Imp)
Nameplate Vpmax 57.6 == Maximum Power Point voltage (Vmp)
Average NOCT 43.8 == Nominal operating cell temperature
γPmax -0.31 == Temperature coefficient of max. power point %/*C
αIsc 0.03 == Temperature coefficient of Isc (A/*C)
βVoc -0.25 == Temperature coefficient of Voc (V/*C)
αIpmax 0.002 ==
βVpmax -0.31 ==
IPmax, low 1.13 ==
VPmax, low 55.79 ==
IPmax, NOCT 4.54 ==
VPmax, NOCT 54.4 ==
NREL Autosolver Date
NREL Autosolver Time
a_ref
I_L_ref
I_o_ref
R_s_ref
R_sh_ref
Adj
Mounting Rack
N_p 1
Type Flat Plate
Short Side 1.053
Long Side 1.59
Geometric Multiplier 1
P2/Pref 0.193857666

Paul Gilman

Hello,

That mapping of parameters names looks correct to me. When you enter the data in SAM, be sure to specify the correct units for the temperature coefficients using the dropdown lists.

Best regards,
Paul.

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