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Evaluation of the voltage support strategies for the low voltage grid connected PV generators

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5 Author(s)
Demirok, E. ; Dept. of Energy Technol., Aalborg Univ., Aalborg, Denmark ; Sera, D. ; Teodorescu, R. ; Rodriguez, P.
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Admissible range of grid voltage is one of the strictest constraints for the penetration of distributed photovoltaic (PV) generators especially connection to low voltage (LV) public networks. Voltage limits are usually fulfilled either by network reinforcements or limiting of power injections from PVs. In order to increase PV penetration level further, new voltage support control functions for individual inverters are required. This paper investigates distributed reactive power regulation and active power curtailment strategies regarding the development of PV connection capacity by evaluation of reactive power efforts and requirement of minimum active power curtailment. Furthermore, a small scale experimental setup is built to reflect real grid interaction in the laboratory by achieving critical types of grid (weak and sufficiently stiff).

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Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2010 IEEE

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12-16 Sept. 2010

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