"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.
Chowdhury, Badrul H.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
M.S. in Electrical Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
ix, 91 pages
© 2010 Venkata Ajay Kumar Pappu, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Electric power systems -- Load dispatching -- Planning
Photovoltaic power generation
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Pappu, Venkata Ajay Kumar, "Implementing frequency regulation capability in a solar photovoltaic power plant" (2010). Masters Theses. 4798.