Experimental and simulation study of the impact of increased photovoltaic integration with the grid

Shafiullah,GM, Oo,AMT, Ali,ABMS, Wolfs,P and Stojcevski,A 2014, Experimental and simulation study of the impact of increased photovoltaic integration with the grid, Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 1-20, doi: 10.1063/1.4885105.

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Title Experimental and simulation study of the impact of increased photovoltaic integration with the grid
Author(s) Shafiullah,GM
Oo,AMTORCID iD for Oo,AMT orcid.org/0000-0002-6914-2272
Journal name Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy
Volume number 6
Issue number 3
Start page 1
End page 20
Total pages 20
Publisher American Institute of Physics
Place of publication College Park, Md.
Publication date 2014-06-26
ISSN 1941-7012
Keyword(s) Science & Technology
Energy & Fuels
Summary The abundance, availability, and climate-friendly characteristics of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy encourage nations around the globe to adopt it to assist in overcoming global warming as well as build a sustainable society for the future. The intermittent nature of solar energy generation and the associated power electronic inverters with connected consumer loads creates a number of potential challenges in integrating large-scale PV into the grid that affects power quality of the distribution networks. This paper investigates the impacts of varying PV integration into the grid through experimental and simulation studies. Initially, several experiments were conducted with varying PV penetration and load conditions using the Renewable Energy Integration Facility at CSIRO, Newcastle, Australia. Later, a simulation model was developed that mimics the experimental facility used at CSIRO to investigate the adverse impacts on integrating large-scale PV into the grid using the power system simulation software PSS Sincal. Experimental and simulation analyses clearly indicate that integration of PV into the grid causes power quality issues such as voltage instability, harmonic injection, and low power factor into the networks and the level of these impacts increases with the increase of PV penetration. © 2014 AIP Publishing LLC.
Language eng
DOI 10.1063/1.4885105
Field of Research 090608 Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl Solar Cells)
Socio Economic Objective 850504 Solar-Photovoltaic Energy
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2014, American Institute of Physics
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