Quality control test for unreliable meteorological and electrical photovoltaic measurements

Jose Galarza, David Condezo


Meteorological and electrical measurements using predictive computational techniques have been used in the analysis of photovoltaic system operation and maintenance. International standards establish general and no standardized criteria on the quality control and validation of these measurements. In the present work, a methodology has been developed to correct erroneous photovoltaic experimental measurements: radiation, temperature, current, and voltage. We validated the proposed approach with 12 case studies with more than 5,000 meteorological and electric measurements from an experimental 3 kWp photovoltaic system. The approach is based on a set of non-intrusive criteria developed from the one diode model, the approach allowed to correct about 80% of the erroneous data, 30% more using polynomial regression. As for the regression methodology, we have shown that the proposed methodology includes 4 meteorologicalelectrical variables allowing a more rigorous analysis. For 75% of the cases evaluated, the proposed methodology achieves a better data correction.


abnormal data; data correction; measurement; meteorological data; methodology; photovoltaic system; quality test;

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijece.v13i5.pp4845-4855

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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