IEEE Santa Clara Valley Chapter

Electrical System Design: DC Arc Flash for PV Systems

Oct 7, 2022

 Powering the Next Electric Revolution:  A Seminar on Electrical System Design

Event Description

Host:  Santa Clara Valley Section Chapter,PE31/IA34
ETAP Speaker: John Francis PE, VP Business Development & Marketing
Start Time: 8:00 am PDT

ETAP Presentation (Session 4) - DC Arc Flash for PV Systems
Renewable energy systems continue to be one of the fastest-growing segments of the energy industry. This presentation focuses on how photovoltaic (PV) technology behaves under dc arc conditions with an emphasis placed on the electrical safety aspect of DC arc flash incident energy evaluation. Because of the fast proliferation of PV systems and the lack of formal equivalent calculation guidelines such as IEEE 1584 for AC systems, it has been necessary to rely on different equations and models presented by various researchers over the last few years. This presentation discusses the behavior of PV systems under arc conditions and the results of available methods to estimate the DC arc flash incident energy. A comparative analysis of the arc-flash incident energy calculation method developed in collaboration between National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and ETAP details the effect of PV module I-V and P-V curves under arcing conditions.

Who should attend


Delta Hotel by Marriott
Saratoga Ballroom
2151 Laurelwood Road
CA 95054, Santa Clara

Date & Time

Oct 7, 2022
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Time Zone: Pacific Daylight Time


Continental breakfast & lunch included with registration.



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