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Title: Removing Barriers to Utility Interconnected Photovoltaic Inverters

Abstract

The Million Solar Roofs Initiative has motivated a renewed interest in the development of utility interconnected photovoltaic (UIPV) inverters. Government-sponsored programs (PVMaT, PVBONUS) and competition among utility interconnected inverter manufacturers have stimulated innovations and improved the performance of existing technologies. With this resurgence, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) has developed a program to assist industry initiatives to overcome barriers to UIPV inverters. In accordance with newly adopted IEEE 929-2000, the utility interconnected PV inverters are required to cease energizing the utility grid when either a significant disturbance occurs or the utility experiences an interruption in service. Compliance with IEEE 929-2000 is being widely adopted by utilities as a minimum requirement for utility interconnection. This report summarizes work done at the SNL balance-of-systems laboratory to support the development of IEEE 929-2000 and to assist manufacturers in meeting its requirements.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM (US); Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
764920
Report Number(s):
SAND2000-2438C
TRN: AH200102%%23
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Anchorage, AK (US), 09/17/2000--09/22/2000; Other Information: PBD: 3 Oct 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; COMPLIANCE; DISTURBANCES; INVERTERS; MANUFACTURERS; PERFORMANCE; ROOFS; PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER SUPPLIES; INTERCONNECTED POWER SYSTEMS

Citation Formats

Gonzalez, S., Bonn, R.H., and Ginn, J.W. Removing Barriers to Utility Interconnected Photovoltaic Inverters. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Gonzalez, S., Bonn, R.H., & Ginn, J.W. Removing Barriers to Utility Interconnected Photovoltaic Inverters. United States.
Gonzalez, S., Bonn, R.H., and Ginn, J.W. Tue . "Removing Barriers to Utility Interconnected Photovoltaic Inverters". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/764920.
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abstractNote = {The Million Solar Roofs Initiative has motivated a renewed interest in the development of utility interconnected photovoltaic (UIPV) inverters. Government-sponsored programs (PVMaT, PVBONUS) and competition among utility interconnected inverter manufacturers have stimulated innovations and improved the performance of existing technologies. With this resurgence, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) has developed a program to assist industry initiatives to overcome barriers to UIPV inverters. In accordance with newly adopted IEEE 929-2000, the utility interconnected PV inverters are required to cease energizing the utility grid when either a significant disturbance occurs or the utility experiences an interruption in service. Compliance with IEEE 929-2000 is being widely adopted by utilities as a minimum requirement for utility interconnection. This report summarizes work done at the SNL balance-of-systems laboratory to support the development of IEEE 929-2000 and to assist manufacturers in meeting its requirements.},
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year = {Tue Oct 03 00:00:00 EDT 2000},
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