Failure modes and effect analysis of module level power electronics

Arkanatha Sastry, Siddharth Kulasekaran, Jack Flicker, Raja Ayyanar, Govindasamy Tamizhmani, Jinia Roy, Devarajan Srinivasan, Ian Tilford

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Abstract

The scope for module level power electronics (MLPE) is immense in modern day PV industry but it lacks in assessing the reliability. This paper presents the work performed by PREDICTS (Physics of Reliability: Evaluating Design Insights for Component Technologies in Solar) team lead by Sandia National Laboratories to develop a standard reliability assessment protocol for MLPE including microinverters and microconverters. This paper discusses the ground work performed to develop the reliability assessment protocol by conducting FMEA (Failure Mode Effect & Analysis) and identify the top five failure modes that drive to the development of accelerated test similar to the existing PV module and power electronics industries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 IEEE 42nd Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781479979448
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 14 2015
Event42nd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2015 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: Jun 14 2015Jun 19 2015

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Other42nd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2015
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period6/14/156/19/15

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Keywords

  • inverters
  • photovoltaic systems
  • power converters
  • reliability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Sastry, A., Kulasekaran, S., Flicker, J., Ayyanar, R., Tamizhmani, G., Roy, J., ... Tilford, I. (2015). Failure modes and effect analysis of module level power electronics. In 2015 IEEE 42nd Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2015 [7355990] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2015.7355990

Failure modes and effect analysis of module level power electronics. / Sastry, Arkanatha; Kulasekaran, Siddharth; Flicker, Jack; Ayyanar, Raja; Tamizhmani, Govindasamy; Roy, Jinia; Srinivasan, Devarajan; Tilford, Ian.

2015 IEEE 42nd Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. 7355990.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Sastry, A, Kulasekaran, S, Flicker, J, Ayyanar, R, Tamizhmani, G, Roy, J, Srinivasan, D & Tilford, I 2015, Failure modes and effect analysis of module level power electronics. in 2015 IEEE 42nd Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2015., 7355990, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 42nd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2015, New Orleans, United States, 6/14/15. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2015.7355990
Sastry A, Kulasekaran S, Flicker J, Ayyanar R, Tamizhmani G, Roy J et al. Failure modes and effect analysis of module level power electronics. In 2015 IEEE 42nd Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2015. 7355990 https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2015.7355990
Sastry, Arkanatha ; Kulasekaran, Siddharth ; Flicker, Jack ; Ayyanar, Raja ; Tamizhmani, Govindasamy ; Roy, Jinia ; Srinivasan, Devarajan ; Tilford, Ian. / Failure modes and effect analysis of module level power electronics. 2015 IEEE 42nd Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015.
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