How solar production affects power quality

| January 23, 2020

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How does the addition of a photovoltaic system affect the power quality of an electrical installation? Frankly, it depends on the details of the installation. But don’t worry – it’s something you can control. Photovoltaic systems represent the so-called inverter-based type of generators. They consist of photovoltaic panels generating direct current (DC) power and an inverter that continually transforms the DC power into alternating current (AC) power. That inverter is what allows the photovoltaic system to be connected to an AC electrical installation. Because the photovoltaic system is composed of DC source and electronic equipment, it can indeed be the origin of some power quality issues, such as residual DC current, harmonics or unbalance.

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