Solar Inverter Failure
California, US | 20MWac Solar PV
Phoventus was engaged by a confidential client to provide engineering support in the remediation of a 20MW Solar Project near Bakersfield, California. The project experienced several fire incidents due to faults within the inverters. Phoventus reviewed a solution comprising of installing additional protective features in the project, evaluated its adequacy in preventing future incidents, and assessed its compliance with the California Electrical Code. Phoventus identified a scenario where the proposed solution would fail and recommended remedial actions to alleviate the issue.