Modeling and Simulation Hub
Purdue University's PVHub provides online access to photovoltaic simulation tools. Among the tools at PVHub are the following:
- PV Analyzer, a tool for rapid data analysis and parameter extraction from solar cell measurements.
- PVPanelSim, which provides two-dimensional SPICE simulation of thin-film solar panels, including shunt-induced variability and partial shadow effects.
The Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) also has the following tool:
- CSTEP's Solar Techno-Economic Model (CSTEM), a graphical user interface tool that evaluates the performance of parabolic trough technology considering the options of thermal storage and hybridization.