Distribution Networks Management with High Penetration of Photovoltaic Panels

Hugo Morais

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Abstract

The photovoltaic solar panels penetration increases significantly in recent years in several European countries, mainly in the low voltage and medium voltage networks supported by governmental policies and incentives. Consequently, the acquisition and installation costs of PV panels decrease and the know–how increase significantly. Presently is important the use of new management methodologies in distribution networks to support the growing penetration of PV panels. In some countries, like in Germany and in Italy, the solar generation based in photovoltaic panels supply 40% of the demand in some periods of sunny days, mainly in the weekends. In the present work are technically analysed three different approaches to improve the number of PV systems in a distribution network, namely the use of inductors/capacitors, the use of storage systems and the control of reactive power injected by inverters of PV systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC 2013)
Publication date2013
Pages4337-4341
ISBN (Print)3-936338-33-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition - Villepinte, France
Duration: 30 Sep 20134 Oct 2013

Conference

Conference28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
CountryFrance
CityVillepinte
Period30/09/201304/10/2013
SeriesEU PVSEC Proceedings
ISSN2196-100X

Bibliographical note

Hugo Morais, “Distribution Networks Management with High Penetration of Photovoltaic Panels”, 28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC 2013), Paris, France, 30 September- 4 October, 2013

Keywords

  • Distributed Energy Resources
  • Distribution network management
  • Photovoltaic panels
  • Voltage stability

Cite this

Morais, H. (2013). Distribution Networks Management with High Penetration of Photovoltaic Panels. In Proceedings of the 28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC 2013) (pp. 4337-4341). EU PVSEC Proceedings https://doi.org/10.4229/28thEUPVSEC2013-5BV.7.82