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Title: Automated commissioning and inspection for PV systems

Abstract

An electric system includes a local power controller and solar panel system that includes a plurality of solar modules on one or more branch circuits. A method for commissioning the electric system includes an installer using a commissioning device to send and receive information from a remote system and the local power controller performing an automatic self-test of the electric system. The results of the self-test may be packaged with photographs and measurements of the electric system and sent to a remote system where an inspector can inspect the electric system remotely. After receiving approval by the inspector, the local power controller may automatically activate each branch circuit of the electric system and thus enabling the electric system to generate electricity.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Enphase Energy, Inc., Petaluma, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1502813
Patent Number(s):
10205417
Application Number:
15/087,594
Assignee:
Enphase Energy, Inc. (Petaluma, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G05 - CONTROLLING G05B - CONTROL OR REGULATING SYSTEMS IN GENERAL
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y04 - INFORMATION OR COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES HAVING AN IMPACT ON OTHER TECHNOLOGY AREAS Y04S - SYSTEMS INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGIES RELATED TO POWER NETWORK OPERATION, COMMUNICATION OR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR IMPROVING THE ELECTRICAL POWER GENERATION, TRANSMISSION, DISTRIBUTION, MANAGEMENT OR USAGE, i.e. SMART GRIDS
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0006035
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Mar 31
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Chapman, Patrick L., and Singh, Anant Kumar. Automated commissioning and inspection for PV systems. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Chapman, Patrick L., & Singh, Anant Kumar. Automated commissioning and inspection for PV systems. United States.
Chapman, Patrick L., and Singh, Anant Kumar. Tue . "Automated commissioning and inspection for PV systems". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1502813.
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author = {Chapman, Patrick L. and Singh, Anant Kumar},
abstractNote = {An electric system includes a local power controller and solar panel system that includes a plurality of solar modules on one or more branch circuits. A method for commissioning the electric system includes an installer using a commissioning device to send and receive information from a remote system and the local power controller performing an automatic self-test of the electric system. The results of the self-test may be packaged with photographs and measurements of the electric system and sent to a remote system where an inspector can inspect the electric system remotely. After receiving approval by the inspector, the local power controller may automatically activate each branch circuit of the electric system and thus enabling the electric system to generate electricity.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
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