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Output power fluctuations of distributed photovoltaic systems across an isolated power system: insights from high‐resolution data

Moghbel, M., Glenister, S., Shoeb, Md.A.ORCID: 0000-0002-6653-107X, Edwards, D., Calais, M., Shahnia, F.ORCID: 0000-0002-8434-0525, Carter, C., Stephens, D., Jones, L. and Trinkl, P. (2020) Output power fluctuations of distributed photovoltaic systems across an isolated power system: insights from high‐resolution data. IET Renewable Power Generation, 14 (19). pp. 3989-3995.

Free to read: https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-rpg.2020.0546
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Abstract

Deployment of distributed energy resources has rapidly increased during the last few years. The uptake of renewable energy and especially photovoltaic (PV) systems are of interest to utilities in remote and rural areas where the use of conventional power generation is costly. Investigating the effects of such PV systems on isolated power systems at different penetration levels is a relevant research topic. This study 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 highlights the maximum PV output variations and investigates the underlying factors. The impact of the PV systems on the voltage across the network is also analysed in this study. The studies show that inverter tripping events have led to larger PV output variations in shorter intervals while the cloud movements have contributed to variations in longer intervals.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Engineering and Energy
Publisher: IET
Copyright: © 2020 The Institution of Engineering and Technology
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/60898
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