Generator emulation controls for photovoltaic inverters

  • Alatrash H
  • Mensah A
  • Mark E
 et al. 
  • 96

    Readers

    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 58

    Citations

    Citations of this article.

Abstract

State-of-the-art inverter controls for grid-tied photovoltaic (PV) systems pose a number of challenges to grid stability if deployed on a large scale. This paper addresses large-scale integration of PV and other distributed generation (DG) into the grid. A new control scheme for grid-tied DG inverters is proposed to embed various load-following functions. This control scheme, dubbed Generator Emulation Controls (GEC), allows DG inverters to perform voltage regulation support, reactive power compensation, and fault ride-through. GEC allows DG inverters to form scalable inverter-dominated micro-grids. These micro-grids are capable of operating in grid-tied mode or of separating and supporting an island. Dynamic modeling of synchronous generators is presented, and used to guide GEC implementation. Experimental results are presented to demonstrate the main features of GEC.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Distributed power generation
  • inverters
  • photovoltaic systems
  • smart grids

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document

Authors

  • Hussam Alatrash

  • Adje Mensah

  • Evlyn Mark

  • Ghaith Haddad

  • Johan Enslin

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free