An Experimental Study to Investigate PQ Impacts in a Grid Connected PV System
International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy
Volume 5, Issue 4, July 2016, Pages: 46-58
Received: May 3, 2016; Accepted: May 16, 2016; Published: Jun. 6, 2016
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KSV Swarna, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, Deakin University, Geelong, VIC, Australia
Arangarajan Vinayagam, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, Deakin University, Geelong, VIC, Australia
Sui Yang Khoo, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, Deakin University, Geelong, VIC, Australia
Alex Stojcevski, Centre of Technology, RMIT University, Saigon South, Vietnam
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Grid integrations of Renewable Energy (RE) is identified as one of the most prominent energy technologies to meet the growing energy demand and to build a sustainable society for future. RE resources such as rooftop PV and small wind turbines when connected to the grid will have substantial potential supply electricity with negligible impacts in network. On the other hand, grid integrated with large-scale RE resources results in adverse impacts and increases the network utility concerns especially issues involved with power quality of the distribution networks due to the intermittent nature of solar PV and wind. Hence, there is an emergent need to analyse the impacts of grid integrations for reliable power generation and distribution. The main intent of this paper is to investigate and analyse Power Quality (PQ) impacts in a network by an experimental approach. Renewable Energy Integration Facility at Common wealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Newcastle, Australia had been used and different experiments were proposed and analysed with various power sources and highly controllable loads. A great deal of attention has been paid in analysing PQ impacts-voltage variations, power variations, Power Factor (PF), voltage unbalance and neutral currents using low voltage mini grid facility.
Impact Analysis, Solar PV, Wind, Integration, Power Quality
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KSV Swarna, Arangarajan Vinayagam, Sui Yang Khoo, Alex Stojcevski, An Experimental Study to Investigate PQ Impacts in a Grid Connected PV System, International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy. Vol. 5, No. 4, 2016, pp. 46-58. doi: 10.11648/j.ijrse.20160504.11
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