A New Tool for Performance Analysis of Photovoltaic Systems: The Performance Database of Task 2 of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (PVPS) Task 2 Objectives Ä Task 2 is an international collaborative Ä Provide PV experts, research laboratories, PV industry, programme focusing on operational utilities, installers, energy agencies and schools with performance, long-term reliability and sizing suitable information on PV systems operational of PV systems. performance. Ä Task 2 started its work in April 1999 for a Ä Develop an international a database to accommodate period of five years. technical and operational data of different types of PV Ä Countries participating in Task 2 are Austria, systems. France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Ä Analyze performance and maintenance data for PV Netherlands and Switzerland. systems to ensure the quality and comparability of Ä Contact information: www.task2.org and information and to develop analytical reports on key issues www.iea-pvps.org such as operational performance, reliability and sizing of PV systems. Deliverables Outlook Ä The Task 2 Performance Database contains Ä Improve the operation and sizing of PV high quality data of 260 monitored PV systems systems by collecting, analyzing and with an installed capacity of 7 MWp adapted to disseminating information on their technical various applications and located worldwide. performance and reliability. Ä The report ”Analysis of Photovoltaic Systems” Ä Providing a basis for PV systems summarizes the analysis of 260 PV systems assessment. integrated in the Performance Database and Ä Developing practical recommendations for illustrates the operational behaviour of PV sizing purposes of PV systems. systems by suitable graphs.
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