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Gap Analysis towards A Design Qualification Standard Development for Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Inverters

Abstract The high penetration of photovoltaic (PV) both at the utility and at the distribu-tion levels, has raised concerns about the reliability of grid-tied inverters of PV power systems. Inverters are generally considered as the weak link in PV power systems. The lack of a dedicated qualification/reliability standard for PV inverters is a main barrier in realizing higher level of confidence in reliability. Development of a well-accepted design qualification standard specifically for PV inverters will help pave the way for significant improvement in reliability and performance of inverters across the entire industry. The existing standards for PV inverters such as UL 1741 and IEC 62109-1 primarily focus on safety. IEC 62093 discusses inverter qual... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Alampoondi Venkataramanan, Sai Balasubramanian (Author) / Ayyanar, Raja (Advisor) / Vittal, Vijay (Committee member) / Heydt, Gerald (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Engineering / Electrical Engineering / Design qualification standard / IEC 62093 / PV inverter / simulation / surge withstand test
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 112 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Electrical Engineering 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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