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Example Project „Technical DD“ of a Solar Power Plant in South Italy

 


 

mandate: Check the power plant on technical conformity, design, maintenance status and performance.

 

Main figures of the power plant:

 

 

Photovoltaic Installation

 

 

example

 

nominal powerDC

 

999 kW

 

nominal power AC

 

979 kW

 

 

 

 

 

Module supplier

 

Renewable Energy Corporation REC

 

type

 

160 REC 240 PE / 3'920 REC 245 PE

 

power per module

 

240 - 245 W

 

number of modules

 

4’080

 


 

  

 

inverter supplier

 

Refusol

 

type

 

Refusol 20 K

 

power per inverter

 

 19.2 kWAC
19.6 kWDC

 

number of inverters

 

51

 

 

 

 

 

producer of structure

 

H. Kühling Stahl- und Metallbau GmbH

 

  • check of inverter dimension
  • check of cable dimension
  •  check of the design of the power plant (like stringing, shading angle, inverter dimension etc.)
  • analyze of the security system
  • check of the structural stability
  • check of the production

 

Ill. 1: view of the structure

 

executed on site works    

  • visual check of all components
  • check of the installation quality
  • check of the modules
  • check of the string currents
U-I-curve measurement on a selected number of strings

results of the analyze

 

The power plant has been assessed to be good, with some minor reserves

 

Check of the modules

The U-I-curve-analyze has shown a good result for the solar modules
 

 

ill. 2: sample of IV-curve measurement

 

 

The measured power on site was just 5% below nominal power. This result can be considered as being good, the curves had a good shape.

The main weak point of this installation was DC cabling below the modules. We made haere a reserve ans asked for improvements.


ill. 3: insufficient cabling 

 

 

ill. 4: inverters


 

The only reserve for the inverters was the exposition of the displays towards sun. The displays were subsequently covered by plastic sheets. We have also registered the regular failure of inverters without being able to find the reason.

 

The security system has been assessed as being too weak (addendum: unfortunately confirmed through a modul theft two years later).

 

ill. 5: camera pole

Unfortunately, our assessment of the security saytem has been approved by a theft of solar modules.

Analyze of the production


The available data have been carefully analyzed

 

 

 

 

 

 

ill. 6: comparison of the inverters

comments:

 

  •         The high shading angle is visible in the reduced production of the lower row during winter time.

  • Fuse failures become visible (4 strings, 1 fuse = 25%)

 

ill. 7: monthly performance

Forecasted yield of production : 145‘000 kWh/a

 

Registered yield (normalized on a average year): 150‘000 kWh/a

 

The power plant is productin better than expected.

We gave the advice to the investor to purchase the power plant, but requested some minor improvments.

 

 

 

 

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