In this paper, an innovative sensor suited to perform real-time measurements of operating voltage and current, open-circuit voltage, and short-circuit current of string-connected photovoltaic (PV) panels is presented. An effective disconnection system ensures that the sensor does not affect the behavior of the string during the measurement phase and offers many benefits like the automatic detection of bypass events; moreover, the sensor does not require additional cables thanks to a wireless communication and a power supply section based on energy harvesting. An extensive experimental campaign is performed to prove the reliability and usefulness of the sensor for continuous monitoring of PV plants. The capability to detect faults and accurately localize malfunctioning panels in a PV string is highlighted

Monitoring and diagnostics of PV plants by a wireless self-powered sensor for individual panels

GUERRIERO, PIERLUIGI;DI NAPOLI, FABIO;d'ALESSANDRO, VINCENZO;DALIENTO, SANTOLO
2016

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In this paper, an innovative sensor suited to perform real-time measurements of operating voltage and current, open-circuit voltage, and short-circuit current of string-connected photovoltaic (PV) panels is presented. An effective disconnection system ensures that the sensor does not affect the behavior of the string during the measurement phase and offers many benefits like the automatic detection of bypass events; moreover, the sensor does not require additional cables thanks to a wireless communication and a power supply section based on energy harvesting. An extensive experimental campaign is performed to prove the reliability and usefulness of the sensor for continuous monitoring of PV plants. The capability to detect faults and accurately localize malfunctioning panels in a PV string is highlighted
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