This paper provides a multi-faceted view on the characterization of the waveform distortion in grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) plants from experimental results. The focus is set on the characterization of the waveform distortion occurring under different operating conditions in field measurements and laboratory tests. The assessment is carried out by considering the system-based point of view, on the basis of the measurements gathered at the interface between the PV plant and the grid or the supply point in the laboratory. New methodological hints on the formulation of the experimental tests are provided. The results of the waveform distortion analysis for harmonic currents and voltages are compared to the requirements of present power quality standards, indicating that in practical cases the current distortion can be significantly higher than in normal test conditions. Furthermore, the key aspect concerning harmonic and interharmonic modelling of multiple grid-connected PV inverters is addressed. Experimental results on plant configurations with multiple PV inverters show that low-order harmonics sum up almost arithmetically, whereas the higher-order harmonics and the interharmonics sum up in an almost Euclidean way.
Experimental assessment of the waveform distortion in grid-connected photovoltaic installations / G. CHICCO; J. SCHLABBACH; F.SPERTINO. - In: SOLAR ENERGY. - ISSN 0038-092X. - STAMPA. - Vol. 83:7(2009), pp. 1026-1039.
|Titolo:||Experimental assessment of the waveform distortion in grid-connected photovoltaic installations|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2009.01.005|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|