Optimum inverter sizing in consideration of irradiance pattern and PV incentives

TitleOptimum inverter sizing in consideration of irradiance pattern and PV incentives
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsS Chen, P Li, D Brady, and B Lehman
JournalConference Proceedings Ieee Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition Apec
Start Page982
Pagination982 - 988
Date Published05/2011
Abstract

This paper proposes a general method of sizing the inverter for a PV system. The method evaluates effects of PV incentive policies, inverter efficiency curves, and inverter protection schemes on optimum inverter sizing through system-level cost analysis. Specifically, different scenarios of PV incentives are discussed and compared to show that the optimal inverter size varies notably by location and context. © 2011 IEEE.

DOI10.1109/APEC.2011.5744714
Short TitleConference Proceedings Ieee Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition Apec