MOLINA Marcelo Gustavo
Modeling and Simulation of Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Energy Conversion Systems
MOLINA, MARCELO GUSTAVO; ESPEJO, EMANUEL J.
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Lugar: Amsterdam; Año: 2015 vol. 39 p. 8702 - 8702
Solar power generation using PV (photovoltaic) technology is a key but still evolving technology with the fastest growing renewable-based market worldwide in the last decade. In this sector with tremendous potential for energy security and economic development, grid-connected PV systems are becoming today the most important application of solar PV generation. Based on this trend, PV system designers require an accurate and reliable tool in order to predict the dynamic performance of grid-tied PV systems at any operating conditions. This will allow evaluating the impact of PV generation on the electricity grids. This paper presents a detailed characterization of the performance and dynamic behavior of a grid-connected PV energy conversion system. To this aim, a flexible and accurate PV simulation and evaluation tool (called PVSET 1.0) is developed. The PV system is modeled, simulated and validated under the MATLAB/Simulink environment. The accuracy of simulation results has been verified using a 250 Wp PV experimental set-up.