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Data Analysis for Effective Monitoring of Partially Shaded Photovoltaic Systems
O. Tsafarakis, K. Sinapis, W.G.J.H.M. van Sark
PV System Performance and Integration
Subtopic: Design and Operation of PV Systems
Event: 33rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 6CO.13.1
1950 - 1953
ISBN: 3-936338-47-7
Paper DOI: 10.4229/EUPVSEC20172017-6CO.13.1
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The purpose of this study is the development of an algorithmic tool to automate the process of analyzing monitoring data of partially shaded PV systems. The approach is to compare long-term and high resolution yield data of a partially shaded Photovoltaic (PV) system (investigated PV) with the yield data of an unshaded PV system or the tilted irradiance (reference PV system) and automatically detect the energy loss due to the expected shadow, caused by any surrounding obstacles and distinct it from any additional energy loss due to other malfunctions.