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.
Proceedings of the 28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (eu Pvsec 2013), 2013, p. 4337-4341
Distributed Energy Resources; Distribution network management; Photovoltaic panels; Voltage stability
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28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, 2013