Master of Science (MS)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
First Committee Member
Number of Pages
One of the main barriers for the proliferation of photovoltaic (PV) systems in power distribution networks is the concern over possible islanding, i.e., when a disconnected part of the power network remains energized by the connected PV systems for a significant time interval. Islanding is undesirable for a number of reasons including safety hazards to utility personnel; and potential damage to equipment. Numerous anti-islanding techniques have been proposed and implemented in present-day grid-tie inverters. This thesis reviews some of the pros and cons of different anti-islanding techniques, and offers a solution to the Multiple Inverter Islanding Issue and also presents some experimental results conducted on two local grid-tie inverters.
Associated; Inverters; Islanding; Issues; Photovoltaic
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Tripunithura Mahadeva, Ramachandran, "Islanding issues associated with photovoltaic inverters" (2005). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1858.