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Power quality emission assessment of photovoltaic inverters based on IEC technica report 61000-3-15:2011

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Abstract


  • The International Electrotechnical Committee Technical

    Report IEC 61000-3-15:2011 provides electromagnetic

    compatibility requirements and test conditions for distributed

    generators up to 75 A per phase. In the current research,

    two commercially available photovoltaic (PV) inverters up to

    the capacity of 3600 W were tested following the guidelines

    proposed in IEC 61000-3-15 in relation to low order harmonic

    emission and flicker emission. In addition, the harmonic and

    flicker emission behaviour of the PV inverters were investigated

    under varying irradiation conditions. Both PV inverters were

    observed to comply with the emission requirements prescribed by

    the technical report under most conditions except for even order

    harmonics, which were observed to be in excess of the stipulated

    limits. Furthermore, fluctuation in solar irradiation was observed

    not to have any significant impact on flicker emission of the PV

    inverters under consideration.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • D. Perera, P. Ciufo, L. G. Meegahapola & S. Perera, "Power quality emission assessment of photovoltaic inverters based on IEC technica report 61000-3-15:2011," in Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC 2013), 2013, pp. 1-6.

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Abstract


  • The International Electrotechnical Committee Technical

    Report IEC 61000-3-15:2011 provides electromagnetic

    compatibility requirements and test conditions for distributed

    generators up to 75 A per phase. In the current research,

    two commercially available photovoltaic (PV) inverters up to

    the capacity of 3600 W were tested following the guidelines

    proposed in IEC 61000-3-15 in relation to low order harmonic

    emission and flicker emission. In addition, the harmonic and

    flicker emission behaviour of the PV inverters were investigated

    under varying irradiation conditions. Both PV inverters were

    observed to comply with the emission requirements prescribed by

    the technical report under most conditions except for even order

    harmonics, which were observed to be in excess of the stipulated

    limits. Furthermore, fluctuation in solar irradiation was observed

    not to have any significant impact on flicker emission of the PV

    inverters under consideration.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • D. Perera, P. Ciufo, L. G. Meegahapola & S. Perera, "Power quality emission assessment of photovoltaic inverters based on IEC technica report 61000-3-15:2011," in Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC 2013), 2013, pp. 1-6.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3022&context=eispapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/2013

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  • 1

End Page


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.utas.edu.au/engineering/aupec-2013