The hybrid solar energized back-to-back high voltage direct current modular converter for distributed networks

Karunakar Thadkapally, Francisxavier Thomas Josh, Jeyaraj Jency Joseph, Jayaraj Jayakumar


High voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission is flexible towards the power control (produced by solar or wind) and can be transported over thousands of kilo meters with minimal losses over the high voltage alternative current (HVAC). It allows solar power to be integrated into the current power grid on a large scale. The author view in this article aims at providing an overview of methods used to integrate HVDC and solar systems. MATLAB/Simulink is used to simulate the solar power integration with HVDC transmission link. This article emphaises solar energy and grid integration, which results in quality and controlled electricity to the grid. Further the simulation studies are compared with real time data between the stations Pugalur AC grid (high solar energy region) and Thrissur AC grid (low solar energy region). Obtained results from the simulation, voltage and currents and power quality stresses the superiority towards the solar integration. The comparison studies enumerate the need to go situation for HVDC technology during the penetration of solar voltaic penetration into the utility network.


Dynamic simulation; High voltage direct current; Power losses; Solar energy; Voltage source converter

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