Survey of grid-connected photovoltaic inverters and related systems

Rahim, N.A. and Saidur, Rahman and Solangi, K.H. and Othman, M. and Amin, N. (2012) Survey of grid-connected photovoltaic inverters and related systems. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 14 (4). pp. 521-533. ISSN 1618-954X

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Abstract

Grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) inverter technology has advanced since it first attracted the attention of policy makers. The objective of this article is to present a survey of grid-connected PV inverters and their present technology in Malaysia. Surveyed here are 186 PV inverter products from 22 manufacturers, their power factors, system THDs, efficiencies, power inputs (from PV array), costs, sizes, and protections investigated, and their datasheets collected from various manufacturers in Europe, North America, and Asia. The data are compared within regions and subject headings. Discussed are the lowering of cost, the raising of efficiency levels, and reliability improvement.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 981FF Times Cited:0 Cited References Count:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: Inverter, PV policy, PV system, PV technology, Data sheets, Efficiency levels, Grid-connected, Grid-connected photovoltaic inverters, Grid-connected PV, Malaysia, Photovoltaic, Policy makers, Power factors, Power input, PV arrays, PV inverter, Related systems, Reliability improvement, Electric power factor, Manufacture, Photovoltaic cells, Surveys.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2013 01:54
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2019 06:22
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/6284

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