Dear Pythonistas and solar power enthusiasts,
The maintainers are happy to announce a new release of pvlib python: software for simulating performance of photovoltaic solar energy systems.
*See what's new for v0.9.3:* ** *https://pvlib-python.readthedocs.io/en/stable/whatsnew.html
*Releases are available from PyPI and the conda-forge channel:* * https://pypi.org/project/pvlib/ * https://anaconda.org/conda-forge/pvlib * https://anaconda.org/conda-forge/pvlib-python
*Note: you can now install from conda-forge using either "pvlib" or "pvlib-python"*
*Read the Documentation:* * https://pvlib-python.readthedocs.io/en/stable/index.html
*Report issues & contribute:* * https://github.com/pvlib/pvlib-python
*Highlights:* * Anton Driesse has joined the maintainers. Anton has been a consistent contributor, a frequent poster on Google Groups, and a fixture in the PV modeling community for many years. We gladly welcome Anton and are grateful for his support. * Several new functions to calculate spectral mismatch https://pvlib-python.readthedocs.io/en/stable/reference/generated/pvlib.spectrum.calc_spectral_mismatch_field.html#pvlib.spectrum.calc_spectral_mismatch_field of photovoltaic devices between incident and reference spectra. Compare this to the existing FSLR spectral mismatch function. * The Townsend snow loss model https://pvlib-python.readthedocs.io/en/stable/reference/generated/pvlib.snow.loss_townsend.html#pvlib.snow.loss_townsend is now available. Compare this with the existing snow loss model from Marion. * A new generic linear temperature model https://pvlib-python.readthedocs.io/en/stable/reference/generated/pvlib.temperature.generic_linear.html#pvlib.temperature.generic_linear function and class that can convert between PVsyst, Faiman, and SAPM thermal model coefficients. * A new altitude look-up function https://pvlib-python.readthedocs.io/en/stable/reference/generated/pvlib.location.lookup_altitude.html#pvlib.location.lookup_altitude using public data from Mapzen, a project for open map data hosted by AWS. * There were four new first time contributors! Thank you! * There was a training using JupyterHub at PVPMC 2022 https://pvsc-python-tutorials.github.io/PVPMC_2022. Check it out!
*Thank you for using pvlib python!*
Dr. Mark Alexander Mikofski PhD