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Performance modelling of photovoltaic systems

Applied performance modelling to PV system monitoring, smart PV inverter functions for advanced PV array monitoring and diagnostics

Diagnostics of PV panels and array

Electrical PV diagnostic methods, infrared and electroluminescence methods for PV panel fault detection and quantification.

PV module reliability

Accelerated voltage stress testing of PV panels, accelerated combined stress testing of panels, accelerated degradation characterization and modelling. Ongoing participation int the International PV Quality Assurance Task Force (PVQAT) Task Group 3.

Education/Academic qualification

Photovoltaic Power Systems, Ph.D.

15 Aug 201131 Mar 2015

Wind Power Systems, Msc.

1 Sep 200930 Jun 2011

Automation and Applied Informatics, Dipl.-Ing, University Politehnica Timisoara

1 Oct 200430 Jun 2009

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Projects 2011 2022

Energy harvesting
Wireless networks

PVST: PV+STorage Operation and Economics in distribution systems

Séra, D., Rodrigues Martins, J. P., Hajizadeh, A., Teodorescu, R. & Spataru, S. V.

EUDP

01/11/201731/10/2019

Project: Research

Electricity
Economics
Interoperability
Energy storage
Inspection
Antennas
Imaging techniques
Infrared radiation
Fault detection
Failure analysis
Profitability
Power plants
Automation
Irradiation

Remote Monitoring and Analysis of PV Systems

Séra, D., Spataru, S. V. & Rasmussen, B. D.

01/01/201301/01/2018

Project: Research

Research Output 2010 2020

Automatic Fault detection through Supervised Machine Learning Techniques using histogram and extracted statistical parameters

Parikh, H. R., Buratti, Y., Spataru, S. V., A. dos Reis Benatto, G., Poulsen, P., Mantel, C., Séra, D. & Hameiri, Z., 2020, (In preparation) In : Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

fault detection
machine learning
Electroluminescence
Fault detection
histograms

Drone-Based Daylight Electroluminescence Imaging of PV Modules

Alves dos Reis Benatto, G., Mantel, C., Spataru, S. V., A. Santamaria Lancia, A., Riedel, N., Thorsteinsson, S., Poulsen, P., Parikh, H. R., Forchhammer, S. & Séra, D., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : I E E E Journal of Photovoltaics.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article in JournalResearchpeer-review

Electroluminescence
electroluminescence
modules
Imaging techniques
irradiance

Enhancement analysis of Electroluminescence images for fault detection in photovoltaic panels under ambient light and outdoor condition

Parikh, H. R., Spataru, S. V., A. dos Reis Benatto, G., Mantel, C. & Séra, D., 2020, (In preparation) In : I E E E Journal of Photovoltaics. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

fault detection
Electroluminescence
Fault detection
electroluminescence
augmentation

A Photovoltaic Module Diagnostic Setup for Lock-IN Electroluminescence Imaging

Parikh, H. R., Spataru, S. V., Séra, D., A. dos Reis Benatto, G., Poulsen, P., Mantel, C., Forchhammer, S., Larsen, M., Frederiksen, K. H. B. & Vedde, J., Jun 2019, Proceedings of 46th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC 46). IEEE Press, 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review

electroluminescence
modules
high speed cameras
health
chambers
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Battery Lifetime Analysis for Residential PV-Battery System used to Optimize the Self Consumption - A Danish Scenario

Farinet, D., Maurer, M., Vacca, L., Spataru, S. V. & Stroe, D-I., Sep 2019, Proceedings of 2019 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE). IEEE Press, p. 6693-6698 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review

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Energy storage
Energy management systems
Degradation
Electricity

Activities 2014 2017

  • 5 Conference presentations

Combined-accelerated stress test development in DuraMAT

Peter Hacke (Speaker), David Miller (Lecturer), Sergiu Spataru (Lecturer), Michael Kempe (Lecturer), Laura Schelhas (Lecturer), Stephanie Moffitt (Lecturer), Bruce King (Lecturer)
7 Nov 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

DronEL – Fast and accurate inspection of large photovoltaic plants using aerial drone imaging

Gisele Alves dos Reis Benatto (Speaker), Sergiu Spataru (Speaker)
9 Oct 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

New combined cycles provide new options and challenges for durability assessment - Combined-AcceleratedStress Testing (C-AST)

Peter Hacke (Speaker), Michael Kempe (Lecturer), Sergiu Spataru (Lecturer), David Miller (Lecturer)
6 Jul 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

PV Days

Sergiu Spataru (Speaker)
22 Oct 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

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