The reliability of photovoltaic (PV) generators is strongly affected by the performance of Direct Current/Alternating Current (DC/AC) converters, being the major source of PV under-performance. However, generally, their reliability is not investigated at component level: thus, the present work presents a reliability analysis and the repair activity for the components of full bridge DC/AC converters. In the first part of the paper, a reliability analysis using failure rates from literature is carried out for 132 inverters (AC rated power of 350 kW each) with global AC power of 46 MW in a large scale grid-connected PV plant. Then, in the second part of the work, results from literature are compared with data obtained by analyzing industrial maintenance reports in the years 2015–2017. In conclusion, the yearly energy losses involved in the downtime are quantified, as well as their availability.
Reliability analysis and repair activity for the components of 350 kw inverters in a large scale grid-connected photovoltaic system / Spertino, F.; Amato, A.; Casali, G.; Ciocia, A.; Malgaroli, G.. - In: ELECTRONICS. - ISSN 2079-9292. - 10:5(2021), pp. 1-13. [10.3390/electronics10050564]
|Titolo:||Reliability analysis and repair activity for the components of 350 kw inverters in a large scale grid-connected photovoltaic system|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2021|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/electronics10050564|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|