Analysis of solar irradiance variations as a source of flicker associated with PV systems

Antti Niemi, Matti Lehtonen, Hossam Abdel Razak Abdelhadi

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Abstract

Power quality issues are one of the challenges associated with increasing utilization of photovoltaic power. In this study, the effect of solar irradiance variations on flicker is investigated by simulations. Measured irradiance and PV module temperature data are used as input to simulate the power output of PV generators. Voltage and flicker indices are computed using realistic models of Finnish low-voltage distribution feeders. The simulation results indicate that solar irradiance variations alone do not seem to be a significant source of flicker.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe, ISGT-Europe 2017
PublisherIEEE
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
Volume2018-January
ISBN (Electronic)9781538619537
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jan 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE PES Europe Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Torino, Italy
Duration: 26 Sep 201729 Sep 2017
Conference number: 7

Publication series

NameIEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)2165-4816
ISSN (Electronic)2165-4824

Conference

ConferenceIEEE PES Europe Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies
Abbreviated titleISGT Europe
CountryItaly
CityTorino
Period26/09/201729/09/2017

Keywords

  • distribution grid
  • flicker
  • photovoltaics
  • power quality
  • solar irradiance

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