Voltage distribution in group-grounded 8 x 2 solar PV panel assembly during lightning strike

Faisal Peer Mohamed, Wah Hoon Siew

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Abstract

This paper is focused on the effect of group grounding of solar PV assemblies using both end-point and mid-point grounding on the potential rise across the solar PV panels during a lightning strike. This system consists of 16 assemblies forming an 8x2 array. Simulation has been carried out for various lightning attachment points in PSPICE using the lossy transmission line model. Voltage drop at various points in the assembly is determined for various soil resistivities. Based on the simulation results, group grounding of solar PV panels with middle grounding shows a lower voltage transient potential rise compared to end grounding.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE International Joint EMC/SI/PI and EMC Europe Symposium
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ.
PublisherIEEE
Pages615-618
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781665448895
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Oct 2021
EventJoint 2021 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Signal & Power Integrity, EMC Europe - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Jul 202113 Aug 2021
https://emc2021.emcss.org/

Publication series

Name2021 Joint IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility Signal and Power Integrity, and EMC Europe, EMC/SI/PI/EMC Europe 2021

Conference

ConferenceJoint 2021 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Signal & Power Integrity, EMC Europe
Abbreviated titleEMC2021
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period27/07/2113/08/21
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Keywords

  • solar PV panels
  • lightning protection systems
  • grounding

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