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Modeling and Simulation of a Grid-connected Photovoltaic Converter with Reactive Power Compensation

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Francis Mulolani, Dr Matthew Armstrong, Dr Bashar Zahawi


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With the increasing penetration of photovoltaic generation systems in the grid, the use of grid-connected photovoltaic converters for reactive power compensation has been proposed to increase the utilization of the system's voltage source converter. Power factor correction and voltage regulation at the point of common coupling are among the proposed methods. This paper presents the modeling and simulation of a photovoltaic converter with reactive power compensation connected to the distribution grid. The system is based on a single-stage PV converter controlled using direct power control with space vector modulation (DPC-SVM). Results for day-time and night-time operation are presented.

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Author(s): Mulolani F, Armstrong M, Zahawi B

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 2014 9th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks & Digital Signal Processing

Year of Conference: 2014

Pages: 888-893

Online publication date: 16/10/2014

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

Publisher: IEEE


DOI: 10.1109/CSNDSP.2014.6923954

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ISBN: 9781479925810