Decision making framework for solar photovoltaic power conditioning unit topologies using Six Sigma

Harish S. Krishnamoorthy, Poornima Mazumdar, Ilaval Manickam, Robert S. Balog, Prasad N. Enjeti

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Abstract

The fast pace of technology and business innovation in the renewable energy sector can make it difficult to thoroughly evaluate competing technologies, often because incontrovertible data is lacking or obscured by speculation, hype, and vaporware claims. Thus an impartial and comprehensive tool is needed to analyze qualitative and subjective parameters. This paper proposes the use of Six Sigma as a quantitative method to evaluate and analyze the heart of Photovoltaic (PV) Systems - the power conditioning unit. Six Sigma tools such as Fishbone Diagram, Quality Function Deployment (QFD) and Priority Matrix are applied to chalk out the boundaries of different power conditioning unit configurations and inverter topologies for both small scale (including residential) and utility scale energy conversion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgram - 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2012
Pages1352-1356
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2012
Event38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2012 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: 3 Jun 20128 Jun 2012

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-8371

Other

Other38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2012
CountryUnited States
CityAustin, TX
Period3/6/128/6/12

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Keywords

  • decision making
  • inverters
  • photovoltaic systems
  • power conditioning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Krishnamoorthy, H. S., Mazumdar, P., Manickam, I., Balog, R. S., & Enjeti, P. N. (2012). Decision making framework for solar photovoltaic power conditioning unit topologies using Six Sigma. In Program - 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2012 (pp. 1352-1356). [6317851] (Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference). https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2012.6317851