The Gatton Solar Research Facility has facilitated a suite of clean energy research.
The Gatton Solar Research Facility has facilitated a suite of clean energy research.

Projects completed: With Gatton 3.275 MW PV System Research on Network Integration

  1. Completed solar PV variability study for both Gatton 3.275MW and St. Lucia 1.22MW systems [publications: (a) R. Yan, T. K. Saha, P. Meredith, A. Ananth and M. I. Hossain, “Megawatt-Scale Solar Variability Study: An Experience from a 1.2MWp Photovoltaic System in Australia over Three Years”, IET Renewable Power Generation, Vol. 10, No. 8, pp. 1229-1236, September, 2016. (b) M. J. E. Alam, R. Yan, T. K. Saha, A. Chidurala and D. Eghbal, “Learning from a 3.275 MW Utility Scale PV Plant Project”, Proceedings of the CIGRE Paris Conference 2016, Paris, France, 21st – 26th August, 2016.]
     
  2. Developed open-delta step voltage regulator model and its remote tap position estimation approach [publication: R. Yan, Y. Li, T. K. Saha, L. Wang and M. I. Hossain, “Modelling and Analysis of Open-Delta Step Voltage Regulators for Unbalanced Distribution Network with Photovoltaic Power Generation”, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, paper accepted on 13th September, 2016. DOI: 10.1109/TSG.2016.2609440; Patent: one patent is under preparation regarding remote tap position estimation.]
     
  3. Established a coordinated PV inverter – voltage regulator control without communication [publication: L. Wang, R. Yan and T. K. Saha, “Voltage Management for Large Scale PV Integration into Weak Distribution Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, paper accepted on 6th January, 2017. DOI: 10.1109/TSG.2017.2651030]

 


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