EPE  Vol.5 No.4 B , July 2013
Performance Assessment of Islanding Detection for Mul-ti-inverter Grid-connected Photovoltaic Systems

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.

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