Thermography of photovoltaic modules of solar powerstations
Producing electricity from solar energy is becoming
more popular in Ukraine, as the cost of photovoltaic (PV) modules
are rapid decreases making it more competitive compared
with electricity, which produced from non-renewable sources of
energy. In some developed countries, the cost of electricity generated
by solar PV plant is equal to or less than the cost of electricity
from non-renewable sources of energy.In the not electrified
areas, solar energy becoming an alternative source of energy.
Each PV module consists of several photovoltaic cells,
which consist of a matrix of solar cells that convert solar energy
into electricity. Failure of any PV module can lead to a drop in the
power of PV system, which reduces the power generation.
Electrical tests of each PV module on large PV plants which
include thousands of PV modules is a time-consuming process.
Thermography is the most effective method to identify and control
of defective PV modules.
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