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Distributed Photovoltaic Generation in Residential Distribution Systems: Impacts on Power Quality and Anti-islanding

Abstract The past few decades have seen a consistent growth of distributed PV sources. Distributed PV, like other DG sources, can be located at or near load centers and provide benefits which traditional generation may lack. However, distribution systems were not designed to accommodate such power generation sources as these sources might lead to operational as well as power quality issues. A high penetration of distributed PV resources may lead to bi-directional power flow resulting in voltage swells, increased losses and overloading of conductors. Voltage unbalance is a concern in distribution systems and the effect of single-phase residential PV systems on voltage unbalance needs to be explored. Furthermore, the islanding of DGs presents a techni... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Mitra, Parag (Author) / Heydt, Gerald T (Advisor) / Vittal, Vijay (Advisor) / Ayyanar, Raja (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical engineering / Energy / Alternative energy / Anti-islanding / Distributed generation / Distribution systems / Photovoltaics / PSCAD/EMTP
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 105 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Electrical Engineering 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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