EPE  Vol.5 No.4 B , July 2013
Performance Assessment of Islanding Detection for Mul-ti-inverter Grid-connected Photovoltaic Systems
Abstract: Islanding detection is an essential function for safety and reliability in grid-connected Distributed Generation Systems (DGS). Passive and active islanding detection methods have been analyzed in literature considering DGS with only one inverter connected to the utility. With the big scale application of photovoltaic (PV) power systems, islanding detection technology of multi-inverter DGS has been paid more attention. This paper analyzes the performance of diverse islanding detection methods in multiple inverters grid-connected PV systems. Non-Detection Zones (NDZ) of multi-inverter systems in a load parameter space are used as analytical tool. The paper provides guidance for the islanding detection design in multiple grid-connected inverters.
Cite this paper: X. Zhang and D. Xie, "Performance Assessment of Islanding Detection for Mul-ti-inverter Grid-connected Photovoltaic Systems," Energy and Power Engineering, Vol. 5 No. 4, 2013, pp. 1517-1520. doi: 10.4236/epe.2013.54B287.

[1]   K. Agbossou, M. Kolhe, J. Hamelin and T. K. Bose, “Performance of a Stand-Alone Renewable Energy System Based on Energy Storage as Hydrogen,” IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, Vol.19, No. 3, 2004, pp. 633-640.

[2]   IEEE Std.929-2000, “IEEE Recommended Practice for Utility Interface of Photovoltaic (PV) System,” IEEE Std.929-2000, Apr.2000.

[3]   Z. Ye, A. Kowalkar, Y. Zhang, P. Du and R. Walling, “Evaluation of Anti-islanding Schemes based on non Detection Zone Concept,” IEEE Trans on Power Electron, Vol. 19, No. 5, 2004, pp. 1171-1176.

[4]   S. J. Huang and F. S. Pai, “Design and Operation of Grid-connected Photovoltaic System with Power-factor Control and Active Islanding Detection,” IEEE Proceedings on Generation, Transmission and distribution, Vol. 148, No. 2, 2001, pp. 243-250.

[5]   A. Cardenas, Agbossou and M. L. Doumbia, “An Active Anti-Islanding Algorithm for Inverter Based Multi-Source DER Systems,” IEEE Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference, APPEEC 2009, 27-31 March, 2009, pp. 1-6.

[6]   F. R. Liu, Y. Kang and S. X. Duan, “Analysis and Optimization of Active Frequency Drift Islanding Detection Method,” in Twenty Second Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Confer., APEC 2007, pp. 379-1384.

[7]   L. A. C. Lopes and H. Sun, “Performance Assessment of Active Frequency Drifting Islanding Detection Methods,” IEEE Transactions on energy Conversion, Vol. 21, No. 1, 2006, pp. 171-180. doi:10.1109/TEC.2005.859981

[8]   M. L. Doumbia, K. Agbossou and D. Tran-Khanh-Viet, “Correlation Technique Investigation for Islanding Detection of Inverter based Distributed Generation,” in IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference-PESC2008, 2008, pp. 4556-4561.

[9]   A. Cardenas, K. Agbossou and M. L. Doumbia, “Islanding Detection Method for Multi-Inverter Distributed Generation,” Journal of Electromagnetic Analysis and Applications, Vol. 1 No. 3, 2009, pp. 170-180.doi:10.4236/jemaa.2009.13026