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Research on Documentation of PV System Completed

Research on Documentation of PV System Completed

Assessment of the Performance of a Photovoltaic System of a Net-Zero-Energy Building in Oman: Case Study of the GUtech EcoHaus

by

Nikolaus Knebel, German University of Technology in Oman Department of Urban Planning and Architecture nikolaus.knebel@gutech.edu.om

Mike Wassmer, Live to Zero LLC Boulder, CO, United States mwassmer@livetozero.com

October 2018

Findings from the paper:

  • PV system monitored over 3x 12-month study periods

  • performance benchmarked with PVWatts simulation

  • performance within expected yields

  • maintenance simpler than expected (3 man-hours per month)

  • constant monitoring necessary to avoid systems availability problems

Paper available upon request

Research on Optimisation of PV System Completed

Research on Optimisation of PV System Completed

Visit by Students from Scientific College of Design

Visit by Students from Scientific College of Design