PV System Faults
PV system failures can reduce efficiency and increase maintenance costs. Solar panels, if installed and maintained correctly, can operate trouble-free for many years. Failures can occur in solar panels for various reasons.
PV System Failures and Causes
Cell Failures: Cracking, breakage or damage to the cells in PV panels is a common failure in PV systems. This usually occurs as a result of extreme weather conditions or system failures.
Cable Failures: The cables connecting the PV panels can corrode, kink or break over time. Such failures affect electrical connections and reduce energy production.
Inverter Failures: Inverters convert direct current (DC) from solar panels into alternating current (AC). Inverter failures are usually caused by corrosion of electrical components or improper installation.
Shading Problems: Nearby buildings, trees or other obstructions cause shading of PV panels. Shading reduces the efficiency of the system by reducing the output of certain panels.
Dust and Dirt: Dust, dirt or bird droppings that accumulate on the surface of the panels prevent sunlight from reaching the panels and reduce energy production.
Thermal Inspection for PV System Fault Detection
advancing technology offers new methods for detecting faults in solar power plants. One of these methods is thermal inspection techniques:
Thermal Drones: Drones with thermal cameras detect potential faults by measuring the surface temperature of solar panels. Overheating or cooling are symptoms of cell failures or connection problems.
Aerial Drone Inspection
Drone technology enables solar power plants to be inspected from the air in a short period of time and effectively. Drones equipped with thermal cameras can scan large areas in a short time and detect faults.
Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence
Using artificial intelligence algorithms with MapperX software to analyze thermal data, potential faults in panels are quickly detected. This method enables the identification of faults by analyzing large data sets, and MapperX provides a detailed analysis of faults in PV panels. After the data obtained from solar power plants are analyzed and fault detection processes are completed, it provides world-class reports in a way that users can understand.
Discover the Potential of Your Solar Energy Fields: Smart Solutions with MapperX
The efficient operation of PV panels in solar power plants is not only about the physical condition of the solar panels. MapperX offers much more than ordinary PV panel inspections. This powerful software solution is equipped with advanced features such as AI-powered fault detection, digital twin technology, anomaly detection and efficiency analysis.
Artificial Intelligence Powered Fault Detection: MapperX detects potential faults by analyzing thermal and RGB photos of your solar panels. It quickly recognizes any cell failure, cable problem or inverter fault and provides users with reports on fault conditions.
Digital Twin Technology: Creates a digital twin for each solar panel, allowing you to monitor the status of PV panels in real time. This helps you understand the instant performance of your panels and anticipate future problems.
Anomaly Detection: MapperX identifies unexpected situations and anomalies in PV panels, highlighting priority problem areas for you. In this way, it saves both time and energy.
Efficiency Analysis and Reporting Service: MapperX provides detailed analysis to increase the efficiency of your solar energy sites. It also shows the strengths and weaknesses of your solar energy site by preparing easily understandable reports.
With MapperX, you can maximize the potential of your solar power plants, increase the efficiency of your PV panels and minimize costs by anticipating unexpected failures. Take a smart step into the energy management of the future and harness the power of MapperX to optimize your site’s performance.