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Title Signal processing for solar array monitoring, fault detection, and optimization [electronic resource] / Henry Braun ... [et al.].
Publication Info. [San Rafael, Calif.] : Morgan & Claypool, c2012.
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 Libraries Electronic Books  ELECTRONIC BOOKS-DDA    AVAIL. ONLINE
Description 1 online resource.
Series Synthesis lectures on power electronics ; #4.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 73-79).
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
Note Title from PDF t. p. (Morgan & Claypool, viewed Oct. 8, 2012).
Contents 1. Introduction --
2. Overview of photovoltaics -- 2.1 Operation of a photovoltaic cell -- 2.1.1 Electrical parameters of a photovoltaic cell/module -- 2.1.2 Resistive losses in a solar cell -- 2.1.3 Bypass diodes in a PV module -- 2.1.4 Effect of temperature and irradiance -- 2.2 Modeling of photovoltaic modules -- 2.2.1 The Sandia model -- 2.2.2 The five-parameter model -- 2.2.3 Comparison of the Sandia and the five-parameter models -- 2.3 Photovoltaic array topologies -- 2.4 Summary --
3. Causes performance degradation and outage -- 3.1 Shading -- 3.1.1 Bypass diodes -- 3.2 Module mismatch -- 3.2.1 Mismatches in current -- 3.2.2 Mismatches in diode parameters -- 3.3 Module soiling -- 3.4 Ground fault -- 3.5 DC arc fault -- 3.6 High-resistance connections -- 3.7 Inverter failure -- 3.8 Islanding -- 3.9 Summary --
4. Fault detection methods -- 4.1 Current methods in photovoltaics -- 4.2 Anomaly detection and statistics -- 4.2.1 The Euclidean distance -- 4.2.2 The Mahalanobis distance -- 4.2.3 The minimum covariance determinant (MCD) -- 4.2.4 K-nearest neighbor methods -- 4.3 Machine learning methods -- 4.3.1 Feed-forward neural networks -- 4.3.2 Drawbacks of neural networks -- 4.3.3 Support vector machines -- 4.4 Summary --
5. Array topology optimization -- 5.1 Fixed array topology design -- 5.1.1 Sizing stand-alone PV arrays -- 5.1.2 Sizing grid connected PV arrays -- 5.2 Need for reconfigurable topology -- 5.2.1 Increasing inverter uptime -- 5.2.2 Improving array output -- 5.3 Existing reconfiguration methods -- 5.3.1 Irradiance equalization -- 5.3.2 Adaptive banking -- 5.3.3 Other methods -- 5.4 Requirements for reconfigurable PV systems -- 5.5 Summary --
6. Monitoring of PV systems -- 6.1 The need for AC side monitoring -- 6.1.1 Prevent outages -- 6.1.2 Islanding protection -- 6.1.3 Improve power quality -- 6.1.4 Performance evaluation -- 6.2 The need for DC side monitoring -- 6.2.1 Identify faults -- 6.2.2 Evaluating trends -- 6.3 Existing methods of monitoring -- 6.4 Monitoring system considerations -- 6.4.1 Sensor measurements -- 6.4.2 Sensor to server communication -- 6.4.3 User interface -- 6.5 Summary --
7. Summary -- A. Matlab code -- Sandia performance model -- Parameters for Sharp NT175U1 -- IV curve for Sandia performance model -- Bibliography -- Authors' biographies.
Subject Photovoltaic power systems.
Electric fault location.
photovoltaic systems
electrical fault detection
condition monitoring
circuit optimization
wireless sensor networks
Added Author Braun, Henry.
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Related To Print version: 9781608459483
ISBN 9781608459490 (ebook)
1608459497 (ebook)
9781608459483 (paperback)
Standard No. 10.2200/S00425ED1V01Y201206PEL004 doi
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