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Title: Contribution to the reliability study of photovoltaic systems using static and dynamic analysis methods

Authors: Ismahan Mahdi; Bouchra Nadji; Zineb Simeu-Abazi

Addresses: Laboratoire de Recherche Electrification des Entreprises Industrilles (LREEI), Faculté des Hydrocarbures et de la Chimie, Université Mhamed Bougara Boumerdes, Algeria ' Laboratoire de Recherche Electrification des Entreprises Industrilles (LREEI), Faculté des Hydrocarbures et de la Chimie, Université Mhamed Bougara Boumerdes, Algeria ' Laboratoire G-SCOP (CNRS-UJF-INPG), 46 Avenue Félix Viallet, 38000 Grenoble, France

Abstract: The study of reliability has not been received great attention from researchers, an estimation of a lifetime and why not improve enhance is still possible. For that, it is necessary to distinguish the different failure modes, their causes and their effects on solar modules, in our case composed by silicon, the most spread technology and the most used in the production of electricity. In this article, we will present a contribution to the reliability study of photovoltaic systems. First, the study will be focused on the static analysis of our system by using: structured analysis and design technique and function analysis system technique methods, which make it possible to carry out a functional analysis of our system. Next, our study will be based on the dynamic analysis by using: failure mode, effects, and criticality analysis, fault tree analysis and finally stochastic Petri nets methods. These allow making a dysfunctional analysis of the system by introducing the 'time' which is a very important factor in our study.

Keywords: solar energy; PV module; reliability; failure; Petri nets; MTBF; fault tree; SADT; availability; FMECA; exponential distribution.

DOI: 10.1504/IJRET.2020.106515

International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology, 2020 Vol.11 No.1, pp.13 - 48

Received: 06 Sep 2018
Accepted: 29 Apr 2019

Published online: 01 Apr 2020 *

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