Utility-scale PV installations and their challenges in grid-code compliance testing

Published: April 1, 2015

By Gunter Arnold; Diana Craciun; Wolfram Heckmann; Nils Schäfer

The market outlook for utility-scale PV installations is very positive. These PV plants have the capability of supporting grid operation, and the ability to do this is being increasingly required in grid codes. Testing the capabilities of very large PV inverters, however, is demanding for laboratories. Gunter Arnold, Diana Craciun, Wolfram Heckmann and Nils Schäfer from Fraunhofer IWES discuss current developments and resulting challenges and address the gaps and diversity in testing guidelines and standardisation.

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