Poster Spotlight: Optimizing PV Safety Grounding--Inverters, Trackers, Fences and Trenches
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
1:00 PM – 1:10 PM PDT
Location: Speakers Corner, Booth #11024, Level 1, Venetian Expo Hall
Solar power plants can be expensive to provide enough ground conductor to safely mitigate ground faults. In addition, the complexity of the design leads to non-optimized grounding systems—too much ground conductor is unnecessary cost but too little exposes site personnel to hazardous voltages during ground faults. Establishing a standard approach for design, construction, and commissioning is critical to tackling this issue. The session will review techniques to optimize grounding for the key locations in the PV facility: Inverters, trackers, fences and trenches.