The Atacama desert in Chile as a bifacial hotspot: yield modelling within the ATAMOSTEC project


By Florent Haffner, Francisco Araya Rojas, Delfina Muñoz & Eric Gerritsen, CEA-INES; Djaber Berrian, Andreas Halm & Joris Libal, ISC Konstanz;
Elías Urrejola Davanzo, ATAMOSTEC; Edward Fuentealba Vidal, Antofagasta Development Energy Center

Alongside the recent rapid boom in bifacial solar deployment, extensive work has been underway to fine-tune the yield modelling of bifacial systems. Drawing on case studies from the ATAMOSTEC test site in Chile, researchers involved in the collaborative venture describe how it is helping improve understanding of bifacial yield and laying the foundations for a set of new rules to inform system design and installation.

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