Masters Theses

Abstract

"Photovoltaic power plants pose some challenges when integrated with the power grid. Today's PV plants focus on extracting the maximum power from the arrays. This makes the PV system unavailable for helping in regulating the grid frequency as compared to conventional synchronous generators. A new technique for tracking a pseudo-maximum power point for creating power reserve is presented. This will help provide fast response in injecting power to respond to rapid load changes in a manner analogous to the inertia of a rotating machine. This helps in contributing toward frequency regulation. This thesis examines the implementation of a two stage power conversion model in Simulink/Matlab that uses the reserve power algorithm. A GE-PV 200W solar panel has been used to simulate a 2 kW system. The new technique is discussed in detail and simulation results are provided"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Chowdhury, Badrul H.

Committee Member(s)

Ferdowsi, Mehdi
Crow, Mariesa

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Electrical Engineering

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Summer 2010

Pagination

ix, 91 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.

Rights

© 2010 Venkata Ajay Kumar Pappu, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Electric power systems -- Load dispatching -- Planning
Photovoltaic power generation
Solar cells

Thesis Number

T 9680

Print OCLC #

689035736

Electronic OCLC #

648770441

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