Designing fault-tolerant photovoltaic systems

Xue Lin, Yanzhi Wang, Massoud Pedram, Jaemin Kim, Naehyuck Chang

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PV systems are subject to PV cell faults, which lower the output power and shorten the lifespan of the system. This paper presents the design principles and runtime control algorithms of a fault-tolerant PV system which can detect and bypass PV cell faults in situ without any manual interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6651710
Pages (from-to)76-84
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Design and Test
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Photovoltaic System
  • fault-tolerance
  • reconfigurable PV panel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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