Energies 2013, 6(2), 634-645; doi:10.3390/en6020634
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Power Quality Assessment in Small Scale Renewable Energy Sources Supplying Distribution Systems

1 University Politehnica of Bucharest, Splaiul Independentei 313, Bucharest 060042, Romania 2 Dipartimento di Progettazione e Tecnologie, Università di Bergamo, Via Marconi 6, Bergamo 24044, Italy 3 Politecnico di Milano, Via La Masa 34, Milan 20156, Italy
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Received: 21 November 2012; in revised form: 17 January 2013 / Accepted: 22 January 2013 / Published: 29 January 2013
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Abstract: The impact of wind turbines and photovoltaic systems on network operation and power quality (harmonics, and voltage fluctuations) is very important. The capability of the power system to absorb this perturbation is dependent on the fault level at the point of common coupling. The paper deals with power quality case studies conducted on existing renewable resources-based systems. Voltage fluctuations determined by a 0.65 MVA wind turbine are analyzed. The impact of photovoltaic systems on steady state voltage variations and current harmonics is investigated. The correlation between the generated power and the main power quality indices is highlighted.
Keywords: power quality; small scale renewable sources; voltage fluctuations; harmonics

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Golovanov, N.; Lazaroiu, G.C.; Roscia, M.; Zaninelli, D. Power Quality Assessment in Small Scale Renewable Energy Sources Supplying Distribution Systems. Energies 2013, 6, 634-645.

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Golovanov N, Lazaroiu GC, Roscia M, Zaninelli D. Power Quality Assessment in Small Scale Renewable Energy Sources Supplying Distribution Systems. Energies. 2013; 6(2):634-645.

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Golovanov, Nicolae; Lazaroiu, George C.; Roscia, Mariacristina; Zaninelli, Dario. 2013. "Power Quality Assessment in Small Scale Renewable Energy Sources Supplying Distribution Systems." Energies 6, no. 2: 634-645.

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