Effect of Distributed Photovoltaic Generation on the Voltage Magnitude in a Self-Contained Power Supply System

B. V. Lukutin, E. B. Shandarova, A. F. Makarova, I. B. Shvartsman

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A promising way to increase the technical and economic characteristics of standalone power supply systems is to incorporate renewable energy installations in their structure. This saves fuel and extends the operational life of diesel power stations. The most common option is a hybrid system with photovoltaic power stations incorporated into the local network of the diesel power station. This paper deals with the dependence of the deflection voltage and power losses in the electric power transmission line on the graphs of electrical loads, the parameters of elements of the power supply system, connection points and the capacity of distributed photovoltaic power stations. Research has been carried out on the common low-voltage power supply systems of the radial type (0.4 kV) with an installed capacity of up to 100 kW. The studies have been conducted by simulating the operating modes of hybrid power systems of various configurations. As a result of these studies recommendations to reduce losses and voltage variations in the network by selecting the power and photovoltaic power connection points have been put forward.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012005
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2016


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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