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Title: Photovoltaic systems and related techniques

Abstract

Photovoltaic systems and related techniques are provided. A method for commissioning a photovoltaic (PV) system may include obtaining data describing an arrangement of two or more components of the PV system; performing a test of the PV system, wherein performing the test includes determining whether the PV system complies with at least one PV system criterion based, at least in part, on at least a portion of the data describing the arrangement of the two or more components of the PV system; and in response to determining that the PV system complies with the at least one PV system criterion, activating the PV system and/or notifying a user of the PV system that the PV system complies with the at least one PV system criterion. The method may further include sending information associated with the PV system to a regulatory entity and/or an operator of an electrical grid.

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Research Org.:
Fraunhofer USA, Inc., Plymouth, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1568728
Patent Number(s):
10,381,837
Application Number:
14/799,325
Assignee:
Fraunhofer USA, Inc. (Plymouth, MI)
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0006035
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 07/14/2015
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Hoepfner, Christian, Mahling, Dirk E., Kromer, Matthew Alan, and Perkinson, James R. Photovoltaic systems and related techniques. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Hoepfner, Christian, Mahling, Dirk E., Kromer, Matthew Alan, & Perkinson, James R. Photovoltaic systems and related techniques. United States.
Hoepfner, Christian, Mahling, Dirk E., Kromer, Matthew Alan, and Perkinson, James R. Tue . "Photovoltaic systems and related techniques". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1568728.
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abstractNote = {Photovoltaic systems and related techniques are provided. A method for commissioning a photovoltaic (PV) system may include obtaining data describing an arrangement of two or more components of the PV system; performing a test of the PV system, wherein performing the test includes determining whether the PV system complies with at least one PV system criterion based, at least in part, on at least a portion of the data describing the arrangement of the two or more components of the PV system; and in response to determining that the PV system complies with the at least one PV system criterion, activating the PV system and/or notifying a user of the PV system that the PV system complies with the at least one PV system criterion. The method may further include sending information associated with the PV system to a regulatory entity and/or an operator of an electrical grid.},
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