Development and implementation of a PV performance monitoring system based on inverter measurements

Sergiu Spataru, Anamaria Florina Gavriluta, Lars Maaløe, Dezso Sera, Ole Winther

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Abstract

Performance monitoring and fault detection systems have become necessary for decreasing operation and maintenance cost in large photovoltaic (PV) plants, as well for maximizing plan yield and lifetime. We expect a similar development for residential and commercial PV system applications, where currently the cost of the performance monitoring hardware and implementation is high. Therefore, we present the practical development and implementation of a PV performance monitoring system for residential and commercial PV applications, where the cost of the monitoring hardware is lowered, by using the inverter’s own monitoring and communication capabilities. We also aim to lower the implementation cost, by using a simple, but accurate performance monitoring approach, and show the practical issues that can arise when implementing such a system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Ieee Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, Ecce 2016
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2016
Pages1-7
ISBN (Print)9781509007370
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event2016 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition - Milwaukee, United States
Duration: 18 Sep 201622 Sep 2016

Conference

Conference2016 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition
CountryUnited States
CityMilwaukee
Period18/09/201622/09/2016

Keywords

  • Photovoltaic (PV) power systems
  • performance monitoring
  • Photovoltaic (PV) inverter

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