EU PVSEC Programme Online
EU PVSEC 2021, 6 - 10 September 2021
Presentation: 5CV.2.49 PV Fault Detection Threshold at the Module, String, and Inverter Levels
Type: Visual
Date: Wednesday, 8th September 2021
13:30 - 15:00
Author(s): M. Matam, H. Seigneur
Presenter / Speaker: M. Matam, Florida Solar Energy Center, Cocoa, USA
Event: Conference Conference
Session: 5CV.2 Operation, Performance and Maintenance of PV Systems
Topic: 5. 3 Operation, Performance and Maintenance of PV Systems
Keywords: Photovoltaic (PV), I-V Curve, PV Plant, Machine Learning, Monitoring, Time Series
Summary / Abstract: This paper presents the low and high granular data significance in detecting and classifying the faults in a solar PV fault. In this experimental study, the low granular inverter measurements were collected every 5s and the high granular string and module I-V curves were collected every 40 min. Mainly top four PV faults were induced on the PV modules to understand their impact and signatures they leave at all the three measurement stages. Finally, statistical Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) p-values were computed with the baseline measurements. Besides, box plot analysis has been performed. The results reveal that strings data is sufficient to detect the faults, thus, no need to measure, acquire, and store a few tens of modules data.