GOSS, B., READING, C. and GOTTSCHALG, R., 2011. A review of overcurrent protection methods for solar photovoltaic DC circuits. IN: 7th Photovoltaic Science, Applications and Technology Conference (PVSAT-7), 6-8 April, Edinburgh, 5pp.
This paper investigates the current methodology for overcurrent protection in grid-connected solar
photovoltaic (PV) systems. Overcurrent testing procedures for PV modules are examined. The report
highlights several shortcomings in the current methodology for overcurrent protection, which may be causing
premature module degradation and permanent reduction of generating capacity in PV arrays. A series of
recommendations are made for improvements to the relevant guidelines and standards.
This conference paper was presented at PVSAT-7: http://www.pvsat.org.uk/.