In this paper, a new constant power generation (CPG) method for photovoltaic (PV) systems is proposed to mitigate the power variations due to changes in external conditions. A power grid with the high penetration of renewables might face both voltage and frequency instability when the power variations from PV systems are large. The proposed CPG method estimates the constant power point (CPP) in real-time without requiring the time step used in the conventional methods. Thus, it can rapidly track the CPP, and it is able to generate the constant power effectively even for sudden changes in external conditions. The practical effectiveness of proposed CPG method is verified by experimental and hardware-in-the-loop tests. The results clearly show that the proposed CPG method provides a much faster response with a less tracking error than the conventional methods in different operating conditions. Thus, it can be an effective solution to further increase the penetration level of PV systems to power grid.
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Science(all)
- Materials Science(all)
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering