Comprehensive Modulation and Classification of Faults and Analysis Their Effect in DC Side of Photovoltaic System


The first step in automatic supervision, condition monitoring and fault detection of photovoltaic system is recognition, exploration and classification of all possible faults that maybe happen in the system. This paper aims to perceive, classified, simulate and discus all electrical faults in DC side of photovoltaic system, regarding electrical voltage and current inspections. For that, simplified hybrid model of photovoltaic panel in MATLAB environment is used. Investigation and classification of each type of faults is down and the effects of the faults are illustrated in this paper. Flash test are applied to improved electrical model. Current-Voltage curves signature are interpreted and investigated in simulation environment.

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M. Davarifar, A. Rabhi and A. Hajjaji, "Comprehensive Modulation and Classification of Faults and Analysis Their Effect in DC Side of Photovoltaic System," Energy and Power Engineering, Vol. 5 No. 4B, 2013, pp. 230-236. doi: 10.4236/epe.2013.54B045.

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