A statistical approach to quantify the impact on voltage quality caused by PV generators

Saadat, N., Choi, S.S., & Vilathgamuwa, D. Mahinda (2011) A statistical approach to quantify the impact on voltage quality caused by PV generators. In 2011 4th International Conference on Electric Utility Deregulation and Restructuring and Power Technologies (DRPT), IEEE, Weihai, Shandong, China, pp. 156-161.

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Abstract

A probabilistic method is proposed to evaluate voltage quality of grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) power systems. The random behavior of solar irradiation is described in statistical terms and the resulting voltage fluctuation probability distribution is then derived. Reactive power capabilities of the PV generators are then analyzed and their operation under constant power factor mode is examined. By utilizing the reactive power capability of the PV-generators to the full, it is shown that network voltage quality can be greatly enhanced.

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ID Code: 74909
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Photovoltaic generators, Statistical analysis, Voltage quality, Reactive power capability
DOI: 10.1109/DRPT.2011.5993880
ISBN: 9781457703645
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 IEEE
Deposited On: 13 Aug 2014 22:52
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2014 00:21

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