A comprehensive review of reactive power control strategies for three phase grid connected photovoltaic systems with low voltage ride through capability
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CitationEid, B., Sufyan, M.,Rahim, N.A., & Raihan, S.R.S. (July, 1, 2019). A comprehensive review of reactive power control strategies for three phase grid connected photovoltaic systems with low voltage ride through capability. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, 11, 4.
Photovoltaic (PV) sources have recently become one of the most mature technologies. With the increasing penetration level and the integration of a PV system into the grid, the stability and reliability of the power networks have been serious concerns. Thus, grid codes are being released by grid operators for low voltage networks under grid faults. Consequently, the Low Voltage Ride Through (LVRT) capability of the grid connected PV system became the most important issue related to grid codes, i.e., more reactive power is injected into the grid during voltage disturbances. In this paper, a comprehensive review of reactive power control strategies for the three-phase PV system has been analyzed to support the grid during voltage sags by providing LVRT capability. The control techniques have been classified into three main categories: Fixed power factor, constant active power control, and constant reactive power control. The results illustrate that the stability of the system is improved when two control techniques are simultaneously implemented. This paper concludes that further research must be carried on LVRT control techniques for the reactive power injection during unbalanced voltage sags.