Pr. Adel MELLIT, Jijel Univ. Algeria

Fault detection and diagnosis techniques for photovoltaic systems: Trends, challenges and recommendations

Faults in any components (modules, connection lines, converters, inverters, etc) of photovoltaic (PV) systems (stand-alone, grid-connected or hybrid PV systems can seriously affect the efficiency, energy yield as well as the security and reliability of the entire PV plant), if not detected, quickly enough. In addition, if some faults persist (eg. arc fault, ground fault and line-to-line fault) they can lead to risk of fire. Monitoring, fault detection and diagnosis (FDD) methods are indispensable for reliability, efficiency, and safety of the PV plant. In this talk, the types and causes of PV systems failures will be presented, then some methods proposed in the literature for monitoring, FDD of PV systems will be also discussed. Special attention will be paid to methods that can accurately detect, localize and classify possible faults occurring in a PV array. Advantages and limits of FDD methods in terms of feasibility, complexity, cost-effectiveness and generalization capability for large-scale integration, as well as the applications of artificial intelligence techniques will be also discussed in this talk. The conclusion of the talk will highlight the trends, challenges and recommendations.


 Dr.  Adel  Mellit  is  a  professor  of  renewable  energy  at  the  faculty  of  sciences  and  technology,  Jijel  University,  Algeria.  He  received  the  M.Sc.Eng.,  and  Doctorate  degrees ,  both  Electronics  from  the  University  of  Sciences  Technologies  (USTHB)  Algiers in 2002 and 2006 respectively. Research interests of Dr. Adel Mellit focus on  the  application  of  the  artificial  intelligence  techniques  in  photovoltaic  systems and micro-grids, control, fault diagnosis, optimisation and   real time integration applications.  He has authored and co-authored more than 90 papers in international peer reviewed journals (mostly in Elsevier), and papers in conference proceedings (Mostly in IEEE) mainly on photovoltaic systems and six book chapters. He is the  director  of  renewable  energy  laboratory  at  Jijel  University and an associate  member  at  the  ICTP  Trieste  (Italy). He is actually serving on the editorial board of Renewable energy and  Energy  journals (Elsevier Ltd).

   Important dates

• Full Paper Submission 

 July 20, 2021

  July  05, 2021     

June 22, 2021


  • Notification of acceptance :          August  24, 2021

• Camera ready paper submission :

     September 10, 2021

. Registration 

September 11- 20, 2021


Conference date



Honorary Chair:

Mr. Farouk SIDHOUM                       (Algeria)

General Chair:

Dr. Mustapha  HATTI                        (Algeria)


Technical Co-Chairs:​

Pr. Kamal   YOUCEF-TOUMI         (MIT, USA)

Dr. Abdelouaheb DEHBI           (PSI, ZH, CH)

Pr. Mouloud    DENAI                               (UK)

Pr. Isam SHAHROUR                         (France)

Pr. Kodjo  AGBOSSOU                      (Canada)

Pr. Othmane  ABDELKHALEK           (Algeria)

Pr. Aziz MUHAMMAD                         (Japan)

Pr. Miguel Angel SANZ BOBI              (Spain)

Dr. Gilles BETIS                                  (France)

Pr. Fateh KRIM                                   (Algeria)

Pr. Farid GHANEM                             (Algeria)

Pr. Mustapha  TIOURSI                     (Algeria)

Dr. Aoued MEHARRAR                      (Algeria)

Dr. Youcef SOUFI                               (Algeria)

Pr. Boudghene  Stambouli Amin    (Algeria)

Pr. Saad MEKHILEF                        (Malaysia)

Pr. Mounir BOUHEDDA                     (Algeria)

Dr. Fouzi HADDAD                             (Algeria)

Dr. Breda ZELIA                               (Portugal)

Pr. Abdelkader  AISSAT                    (Algeria)

Pr. Vito CALDERARO                              (Italy)

Dr. Nachida KASBADJI MERZOUK   (Algeria)

Dr. Safa RAMIN                                       (Iran)

Pr. Adel MELLIT                                 (Algeria)

Pr. Kamel BOUSSAFI                        (Algeria)

Program Committee Chairs

Pr. Katia KOUZI                                  (Algeria)

Dr. Brahim BERBAOUI                       (Algeria)

Pr. Cherif CHIBANE                        (MIT, USA)

Pr. A/Ghani HARRAG                        (Algeria)

Pr. A/Ghani AISSAOUI                       (Algeria)

Dr. Zineb ROUABAH                          (Algeria)

Pr. Mohamed BOUHAMIDA               (Algeria)

Dr. Cherif BENOUDJAFER                 (Algeria)

Pr. Aissa BOUDJELLA                            (USA)

Dr, Zoubir BELGROUN                       (Algeria)

Dr. Youssef MOULOUDI                     (Algeria)

Pr. Hassan SUSAN                                 (Iraq)

Dr.​​ Tahar TAFTICHT                          (Canada)

Dr. Ahmed MOSA                                    (Iraq)

Pr. Rachid TALEB                              (Algeria)

Dr. Brahim MEBARKI                        (Algeria)

Pr. Ahmed ALLALI                            (Algeria)

Publications Co-Chairs

Pr. Djalel DIB                                      (Algeria)

Pr. Messaoud HAMMOUDA               (Algeria)

Pr. Bayindir RAMAZAN                      (Turkey)

Pr. Kamel Edine HEMSAS                (Algeria)

Dr. Slimane MERDACI                       (Algeria)

Pr. Nasar Aldian SHASHOA                 (Libya)

Pr. Khadidja RAHMOUN HENAOUI   (Algeria)

Pr. Benachaiba CHELLALI                (Algeria)

Dr. Mohamed MANKOUR                  (Algeria)

Finance Committee Chairs

Dr. Abdelouaheb DEHBI            (PSI, ZH, CH)

Dr. Zoubir BELGROUN                      (Algeria)

Dr. Kheireddine MERHOUM             (Algeria)

Mrs. Zakia BENRABIA                      (Algeria)