Power quality impact of grid-connected photovoltaic generation system in distribution networks

Masoud Farhoodnea, Azah Mohamed, Hussain Shareef, Hadi Zayandehroodi

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Abstract

In recent decades, the presence of photovoltaic (PV) systems is increased to provide power for local or remote loads. However, when a large PV system connects to the distribution network under variable weather conditions, it may cause severe problems for power system components. This paper presents a dynamic power quality analysis on a grid-connected PV system in a distribution system subjected to different weather conditions. A 1.8 MW grid-connected PV system in a radial 16 bus test system is modelled and simulated under varying solar irradiations using the Matlab/Simulink software. The simulation results proved that the presence of high penetrated grid-connected PV systems can cause power quality problems such as voltage rise, voltage flicker and power factor reduction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSCOReD 2012 - 2012 IEEE Student Conference on Research and Development
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 IEEE Student Conference on Research and Development, SCOReD 2012 - Penang, Malaysia
Duration: Dec 5 2012Dec 6 2012

Publication series

NameSCOReD 2012 - 2012 IEEE Student Conference on Research and Development

Conference

Conference2012 IEEE Student Conference on Research and Development, SCOReD 2012
Country/TerritoryMalaysia
CityPenang
Period12/5/1212/6/12

Keywords

  • Distributed Generation
  • Photovoltaic Systems
  • Power Quality
  • Renewable Energy
  • Voltage Flicker
  • Voltage Fluctuation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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