InECCE2019 pp 875-884 | Cite as

Development of PV Module Hotspot Detector

  • Mohd Shawal JadinEmail author
  • Kamil Ashman Bin Zamridin
  • Ahmad Syahiman Mohd Shah
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 632)


The aim of this paper is to develop an analyzer for detecting and evaluating hotspot in problem in a photovoltaic (PV) module. There are many causes that can lead to the hotspot in PV modules such as shading effect, impurities present on the module surface and many more. The proposed system will capture the thermal images of the PV module and analyze each region in the image. The system will detect the hotspot regions and evaluate the severity level of the hotspots. Though the experiment, the proposed system could produce a reliable result compared to the conventional approach.


Photovoltaic module Solar hotspot Infrared thermal camera 



The authors gratefully acknowledge Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) under UMP Research Grant (RDU1703128) for their financial support and facilities.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohd Shawal Jadin
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kamil Ashman Bin Zamridin
    • 1
  • Ahmad Syahiman Mohd Shah
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringUniversiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP)PekanMalaysia

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