Solar array fault detection using neural networks

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Abstract

In this paper, we describe a Cyber-Physical system approach to fault detection in Photovoltaic (PV) arrays. More specifically, we explore customized neural network algorithms for fault detection from monitoring devices that sense data and actuate at each individual panel. We develop a framework for the use of feedforward neural networks for fault detection and identification. Our approach promises to improve efficiency by detecting and identifying eight different faults and commonly occurring conditions that affect power output in utility scale PV arrays.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Cyber Physical Systems, ICPS 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages196-200
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538685006
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2019
Event2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Cyber Physical Systems, ICPS 2019 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: May 6 2019May 9 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Cyber Physical Systems, ICPS 2019

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Cyber Physical Systems, ICPS 2019
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period5/6/195/9/19

Keywords

  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Fault Detection
  • Machine Learning
  • Neural Networks
  • Photovoltaics (PV)
  • Solar Energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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    Rao, S., Spanias, A., & Tepedelenlioglu, C. (2019). Solar array fault detection using neural networks. In Proceedings - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Cyber Physical Systems, ICPS 2019 (pp. 196-200). [8780208] (Proceedings - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Cyber Physical Systems, ICPS 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICPHYS.2019.8780208