ABSTRACT: In this paper, the design and performance of a threephase solar PV (photovoltaic) integrated UPQC (PV-UPQC) are presented. The proposed system combines both the benefits of distributed generation and active power filtering. The shunt compensator of the PV-UPQC compensates for the load current harmonics and reactive power. The shunt compensator is also extracting maximum power from solar PV array by operating it at its maximum power point (MPP). The series compensator compensates for the grid side power quality problems such as grid voltage sags/swells by injecting appropriate voltage in phase with the grid voltage. The dynamic performance of the proposed system is simulated in Matlab-Simulink under a nonlinear load consisting of a bridge rectifier with voltage-fed load.
- Power Quality
- Solar PV
Fig. 1. System Configuration PV-UPQC
EXPECTED SIMULATION RESULTS:
Fig. 2. Performance PV-UPQC at steady state condition
Fig. 3. PCC Voltage Harmonic Spectrum and THD
Fig. 4. Load Voltage Harmonic Spectrum and THD
Fig. 5. Load Current Harmonic Spectrum and THD
Fig. 6. Grid Current Harmonic Spectrum and THD
Fig. 7. Performance PV-UPQC at varying irradiation condition
Fig. 8. Performance of PV-UPQC under voltage sag and swell conditions
The dynamic performance of three-phase PV-UPQC has been analyzed under conditions of variable irradiation and grid voltage sags/swells. It is observed that PV-UPQC mitigates the harmonics caused by nonlinear and maintains the THD of grid voltage, load voltage and grid current under limits of IEEE-519 standard. The system is found to be stable under variation of irradiation from 1000𝑊/𝑚2 to 600𝑊/𝑚2. It can be seen that PV-UPQC is a good solution for modern distribution system by integrating distributed generation with power quality improvement.
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