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Jessie Copper

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Jessie Kai Copper
Journal article

Photovoltaic (PV) performance modelling in the absence of onsite measured plane of array irradiance (POA) and module temperature

In this study, the outputs from a simple PV performance model were compared to measurements of AC power for three PV systems located across Sydney, Australia. The study aimed to investigate the level of uncertainty and bias of the model when onsite measurements of plane...
Report

Solar trends report for solar citizens

Solar is an excellent investment for almost all Australian households, but there are a wide range of savings, depending on the characteristics of household electricity consumption, retail tariffs and roof characteristics. Nevertheless, the majority of households installing a wide range of PV system sizes under...
Conference paper

Analysis of rooftop solar potential on Australian residential buildings

Deployment of rooftop photovoltaics (PV) is technically constrained by the availability of suitable roof space as well as by the ability of the distribution network to absorb exported generation. Although Australian rooftop PV installations are at record levels, deployment is uneven across different building types...
Journal article

A method to calculate array spacing and potential system size of photovoltaic arrays in the urban environment using vector analysis

The standard mathematical approach used to calculate photovoltaic (PV) array spacing contains a number of assumptions that limits its use to PV arrays installed on horizontal surfaces. This paper utilises vector analysis to develop a new method to calculate array spacing and potential system size...
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Intelligent automated monitoring of commercial photovoltaic (PV) systems: final report

Rapid growth of distributed small scale Photovolatic (PV) systems has increased the need for tools that can undertake reliable real time monitoring of system performance with the capability to detect and diagnose underperformance at the earliest possible stage. This project refined the system performance algorithms...