The impact of photovoltaic (PV) generations, when added to an existing rural utility's distribution system, is studied. The addition of PV is examined in the light of voltage support, loss reduction, and reduction in peak demand. Comparisons are made with the conventional and widely used methods for voltage control and loss minimization, such as the addition of series and shunt capacitors and voltage regulators. The economics of distributed PV systems in the context of conventional grid power purchases are also studied. Results of this study are meant to be used as general guidelines for evaluating the impact of significant PV penetration in any distribution system
B. H. Chowdhury and A. W. Sawab, "Evaluating the Value of Distributed Photovoltaic Generations in Radial Distribution Systems," IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Jan 1996.
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Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Distributed Photovoltaic Generations; Distribution Networks; Economics; Loss Minimization; Loss Reduction; Losses; Peak Demand Reduction; Photovoltaic Power Systems; Power Purchases; Power System Control; Radial Distribution Systems; Rural Utility; Series Capacitors; Shunt Capacitors; Voltage Control; Voltage Regulators; Voltage Support
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