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Utilization Of Pv Solar Farm As Statcom During Night Hours In A Distribution Network

Journal: International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research (Vol.3, No. 8)

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Page : 33-39

Keywords : Index Terms Photovoltaic Solar System; FACTS; STATCOM; Distribution systems; Reactive Power Compensation; Power Factor Correction; Voltage Regulation; Power Quality Improvement.;

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ABSTRACT A comprehensive testing validation and installation plan for a new technology which utilizes PV solar farm as a STATCOM during night time. This technology is termed as STATCOM. It will be utilized in the night for power factor correction and voltage control at the terminals of an induction motor operating at poor power factor. PV solar farms produce power during the day and are completely idle in the nights. The proposed new control on PV solar system will help in increase the utilization of the PV solar system. A key component of the PV solar plant is a voltage source converter which is also a core element of STATCOM. Using this fact we present a simple open-loop control method of using PV solar plant as STATCOM in dark periods without sunlight for load reactive power compensation and voltage control. PV system inverter control is not suitable for night time. Improvement of power factor leading to decrease the continuous load KVA load demand and reduction in the line losses.

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