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 International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology

Utilization of PV Solar Farm as a STATCOM in a Distribution Networking


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International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology
Volume 4 Issue - 9
Year of Publication : 2018
Authors : T. Vignesh ; M. Gowtham; G. Mohana Priya; R. Neelavathi; S. Gowtham Raj

BibTeX:

@article{IJIRSTV4I9024,
     title={Utilization of PV Solar Farm as a STATCOM in a Distribution Networking},
     author={T. Vignesh, M. Gowtham, G. Mohana Priya, R. Neelavathi and S. Gowtham Raj},
     journal={International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology},
     volume={4},
     number={9},
     pages={70--75},
     year={},
     url={http://www.ijirst.org/articles/IJIRSTV4I9024.pdf},
     publisher={IJIRST (International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology)},
}



Abstract:

PV solar farms produce power during the day and are completely idle in the nights. This paper presents utilization of a PV solar farm as a STATCOM in a distribution networking to compensate the voltage level. A reference voltage is fixed in the comparator, then it compares two voltage signals and determines the drop voltage.PIC16F877A microcontroller is used to provide the pulse signal to the IGBT inverter to turn switch on and off based on coding. According to the switch condition the solar energy is used to improve the voltage level. This STATCOM functionality will provide the voltage regulation and improves the stability and transfer limits far beyond minimal incremental benefits.


Keywords:

Photovoltaic Solar Power System, LCL Filter, Reactive Power Control, IGBT, Microcontroller


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