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Condition Monitoring and Maintenance Management with Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Systems

Md. Mottahir Alam1,*, Ahteshamul Haque2, Mohammed Ali Khan3, Nebras M. Sobahi1, Ibrahim Mustafa Mehedi1,4, Asif Irshad Khan5

1 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia
2 Advance Power Electronics Research Lab, Department of Electrical Engineering, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi 110025, India
3 Department of Electrical Power Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication, Brno University of Technology, Brno 61600, Czech Republic
4 Center of Excellence in Intelligent Engineering Systems (CEIES), King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia
5 Computer Science Department, Faculty of Computing and Information Technology, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia

* Corresponding Author: Md. Mottahir Alam. Email: email

Computers, Materials & Continua 2022, 72(2), 3999-4017.


The shift towards the renewable energy market for carbon-neutral power generation has encouraged different governments to come up with a plan of action. But with the endorsement of renewable energy for harsh environmental conditions like sand dust and snow, monitoring and maintenance are a few of the prime concerns. These problems were addressed widely in the literature, but most of the research has drawbacks due to long detection time, and high misclassification error. Hence to overcome these drawbacks, and to develop an accurate monitoring approach, this paper is motivated toward the understanding of primary failure concerning a grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) system and highlighted along with a brief overview on existing fault detection methodology. Based on the drawback a data-driven machine learning approach has been used for the identification of fault and indicating the maintenance unit regarding the operation and maintenance requirement. Further, the system was tested with a grid-connected PV system, and a decision tree-based algorithm was developed for the identification of a fault. The results identified 94.7% training accuracy and 14000 observations/sec prediction speed for the trained classifier and improved the reliability of fault detection nature of the grid-connected PV operation.


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M. Mottahir Alam, A. Haque, M. Ali Khan, N. M. Sobahi, I. Mustafa Mehedi et al., "Condition monitoring and maintenance management with grid-connected renewable energy systems," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 72, no.2, pp. 3999–4017, 2022.

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