Monitoring of distributed power harvesting systems using DC power sources

  • US 11,002,774 B2
  • Filed: 03/19/2020
  • Issued: 05/11/2021
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/06/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An apparatus comprising:

  • a computer comprising software that, when executed, causes the computer to;

    receive, from a control circuit of at least one solar panel, data that was collected from the at least one solar panel, wherein the data comprises at least one of a location, a temperature, a spatial orientation, or a lighting condition associated with the at least one solar panel;

    determine, based on the data, an expected power of the at least one solar panel;

    receive, from the control circuit, a measured power of the at least one solar panel;

    detect, based on a comparison between the measured power and the expected power, a fault in the at least one solar panel, andoutput, to a display and based on the detected fault, a status of the at least one solar panel.

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