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Energies 2017, 10(11), 1702; doi:10.3390/en10111702

An Analysis of Photo-Voltaic Hosting Capacity in Finnish Low Voltage Distribution Networks

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Aalto University, Maarintie 8, 02150 Espoo, Finland
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Received: 19 September 2017 / Revised: 20 October 2017 / Accepted: 23 October 2017 / Published: 26 October 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Electrical Power and Energy System)
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The ascending trend of photo-voltaic (PV) utilization on a domestic scale in Finland, calls for a technical aspects review of low voltage (LV) networks. This work investigates the technical factors that limit the PV hosting capacity, in realistic case networks, designed relative to different geographical areas of Finland. A Monte Carlo method based analysis was performed, in order to quantify the hosting capacity of the formulated networks, with balanced and unbalanced feeds, in PV systems and their limiting constraints were evaluated. Finally, the effectiveness of on-load tap changer (OLTC) in increasing the PV penetration, when employed in the LV system, was investigated. View Full-Text
Keywords: low voltage networks; Monte Carlo analysis; Photo-Voltaic systems; PV hosting capacity low voltage networks; Monte Carlo analysis; Photo-Voltaic systems; PV hosting capacity
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Arshad, A.; Lindner, M.; Lehtonen, M. An Analysis of Photo-Voltaic Hosting Capacity in Finnish Low Voltage Distribution Networks. Energies 2017, 10, 1702.

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