Investigation of Power Quality Indices in Jordan University of Science and Technology Grid-Tie Photovoltaic Plant

Mohammed S. Ibbini, Abdullah H. Adawi


In this paper, the effects of the grid-tie photovoltaic plant (PV) are analyzed on the power factor and the voltage harmonic distortion in the power quality aspect of the distribution network. The conditions for the total harmonic distortion (THD) in the power grid related to the photovoltaic power station connected to the user side are also summarized. Based on MATLAB/SIMSCAPE software, one string of the photovoltaic system at the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) was simulated and hence, compared its results with the real results of the system. Measurement and simulation results illustrate that the voltage harmonic distortions to the power grid do not exceed the recommended levels, but the photovoltaic system needs to have a capacitor bank to get a unity power factor.



Power quality, Power factor, THD, Photovoltaic, PV Module, and MATLAB/SIMSCAPE

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