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Real-Time Simulation of a Smart Inverter

Abstract With the increasing penetration of Photovoltaic inverters, there is a necessity for recent PV inverters to have smart grid support features for increased power system reliability and security. The grid support features include voltage support, active and reactive power control. These support features mean that inverters should have bidirectional power and communication capabilities. The inverter should be able to communicate with the grid utility and other inverter modules.

This thesis studies the real time simulation of smart inverters using PLECS Real Time Box. The real time simulation is performed as a Controller Hardware in the Loop (CHIL) real time simulation. In this thesis, the power stage of the smart inverter is emulated in the PL... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Thiagarajan, Ramanathan (Author) / Ayyanar, Raja (Advisor) / Lei, Qin (Committee member) / Qin, Jiangchao (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical engineering / Energy / Alternative energy / Digital Signal Processor / Hardware in the Loop / OPAL RT / PLECS Real time / Smart Inverter
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 87 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Electrical Engineering 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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