Dear Pythonistas and solar power enthusiasts,
On behalf of the maintainers, we're happy to announce a new release of pvlib python: software for simulating performance of photovoltaic solar energy systems.
*See what's new for v0.9.0:* * https://pvlib-python.readthedocs.io/en/stable/whatsnew.html
*Read the Documentation:* * https://pvlib-python.readthedocs.io/en/stable/index.html
*Report issues & contribute:* * https://github.com/pvlib/pvlib-python
*Highlights:* * There are some breaking changes https://pvlib-python.readthedocs.io/en/stable/whatsnew.html#breaking-changes, so please read the Release Notes carefully before updating. * pvlib now has a new Array class https://pvlib-python.readthedocs.io/en/stable/generated/pvlib.pvsystem.Array.html that represents groups of identical modules that are part of a PVSystem but have the same orientation and mounting type. * The PVSystem class https://pvlib-python.readthedocs.io/en/stable/generated/pvlib.pvsystem.PVSystem.html can now model a combination of arrays each with different orientations, modules, and mounting types. * pvlib completed a very successful GSoC https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/, which added several new iotools like get_bsrn() https://pvlib-python.readthedocs.io/en/stable/generated/pvlib.iotools.get_bsrn.html , get_pvgis_hourly() https://pvlib-python.readthedocs.io/en/stable/generated/pvlib.iotools.read_pvgis_hourly.html , get_cams() https://pvlib-python.readthedocs.io/en/stable/generated/pvlib.iotools.get_cams.html, and more. Special thanks to Adam R. Jensen https://predictablysunny.com/, Kevin Anderson, and many reviewers who helped! * Many bug fixes https://pvlib-python.readthedocs.io/en/stable/whatsnew.html#bug-fixes including a fix to Perez https://github.com/pvlib/pvlib-python/issues/1238 contributed by Clean Power Research. Read their blog https://www.solaranywhere.com/2021/pvlib-models-via-solaranywhere-joins-pvlib-community/ to learn more about how they're contributing to pvlib. Thanks!
*The maintainers thank you for using pvlib python!*