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Fluctuations in the output power of photovoltaic systems distributed across a town with an isolated power system using High-Resolution data

Moghbel, M., Glenister, S., Calais, M., Shahnia, F.ORCID: 0000-0002-8434-0525, Carter, C., Edwards, D., Stephens, D., Jones, L. and Trinkl, P. (2019) Fluctuations in the output power of photovoltaic systems distributed across a town with an isolated power system using High-Resolution data. In: 9th International Conference on Power and Energy Systems (ICPES) 2019, 10 - 12 December 2019, Perth, WA

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICPES47639.2019.9105539
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Abstract

Deployment of distributed energy resources (DER) has rapidly increased during the last few years. The uptake of renewable energy and especially photovoltaic (PV) systems is of interest to utilities of remote and rural areas where the use of conventional power generation is costly. Investigating the effects of cloud movements on the power system of such areas at different PV penetrations is a relevant research topic. This paper reports on the data acquisition system deployed in a remote town in Western Australia and presents some of the findings and observations extracted from the captured real data. It then highlights the maximum PV output variations to identify the worst-case scenarios that should be considered when determining the maximum PV hosting capacity in that area. The studies show that inverter trip events have led to larger PV output variations in shorter intervals while the cloud movements have contributed to variations in longer intervals.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: Engineering and Energy
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/56634
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