PV power plant inspection by UAS: Correlation between altitude and detection of defects on PV modules

S. Leva, M. Aghaei, F. Grimaccia

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Photovoltaics (PV) is fast becoming a reliable source to meet energy requirement for human needs. In the last decade, solar energy have expanded their application range to power plants, industry, buildings, telecommunication and space. Visual inspection has represented the first step in PV module monitoring, but rapid advances in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) resulted in facilitating such a procedure in large PV plants' inspection. However, there is still lack of specific research on UAS in photovoltaic applications due to their novelty, regulation issues and thus further exploring is required to use their entire potential in PV energy field. The main scope of this paper is to investigate correlation between altitudes of aerial photography and possible defect identification on the modules. For this purpose, a light UAS platform was employed to fly up to 20m of flight height in order to capture aerial images of modules using sensor and GPS onboard. The results of this study indicate that PV module defects identification can be classified based on different flight conditions.

Originele taal-2Engels
Titel2015 IEEE 15th International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering, EEEIC 2015 - Conference Proceedings
UitgeverijInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pagina's1921-1926
Aantal pagina's6
ISBN van elektronische versie9781479979936
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 22 jul 2015
Extern gepubliceerdJa
Evenement15th International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering (EEEIC 2015) - Rome, Italië
Duur: 10 jun 201513 jun 2015
Congresnummer: 15

Congres

Congres15th International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering (EEEIC 2015)
Verkorte titelEEEIC 2015
Land/RegioItalië
StadRome
Periode10/06/1513/06/15

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