Passive Monitoring of the Power Generated in Grid Connected PV Systems

A. Firman, V. Toranzos, L. Vera, A. Busso, J. de la Casa
2014 Energy Procedia  
This paper presents a methodology associated to a set of explicit equations aimed to translate point-to-point the generated power to standard test conditions and its application to a real situation. Such equations are employed for monitoring and diagnostic of grid connected photovoltaic systems. The proposed method is based in the data analysis through statistical methods and it allows diagnosis or detection of instant decreases of generated power. The Experimental results are compared with
more » ... e compared with other procedure of characterization of the nominal power of large photovoltaic generators under real operation conditions which are based on protocols similar to the one proposed in this paper. Results show differences less to 3% between both methods. In conclusion, the methodology presented is useful for real time diagnose of power decrease, when variation of maximum power with temperature is not known or in cases where catalog parameters are not available.
doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2014.10.028 fatcat:mccpzlcblfeo7j7kpgfie7l6jy