SWC 2021 Solar Farm disaster Management_V6.pdf [article]

Shakthi Bharath K, Surender Rangaraju, Osama Isaac, Abhijit Ghosh, Phu Le Vo, Ramesh V, Arjun A, Kalai Arul S, Gowthama Krishna D
2022 figshare.com  
As per the latest report - Renewable Capacity Statistics 2021 released by International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), a whopping 80 percent of new electricity generating capacity plugged into the grid last year was re- newable. In the Asian market, China and Vietnam majorly contributed a massive 60% of all new solar capacities included. Given the scale at which new solar capacity is installed, it is imperative that organizations perform reliability evaluation and efficiency analysis of the
more » ... lar farms during extreme environmental conditions and nat- ural disasters thereby ensuring preventive maintenance during normal days and recovery management during disasters. Extreme environmental conditions cause a decrease in the efficiency of the solar farm thus affecting the production of renewable energy output. The output of solar farm is also majorly affected by natural disasters like floods, storms, hailstorms, cyclones, tornadoes, typhoons, forest fires, haze, and earthquakes. In this paper, we propose a prediction model to analyze the effect of above mentioned extreme environmental factors and disasters on the productivity and efficiency of the solar farm output by utilizing a combination of satellite images.
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.19285373.v1 fatcat:zoz354wanrbvjad3b6bhzgvsp4