Removing Barriers to Utility Interconnected Photovoltaic Inverters

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The Million Solar Roofs Initiative has motivated a renewed interest in the development of utility interconnected photovoltaic (UIPV) inverters. Government-sponsored programs (PVMaT, PVBONUS) and competition among utility interconnected inverter manufacturers have stimulated innovations and improved the performance of existing technologies. With this resurgence, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) has developed a program to assist industry initiatives to overcome barriers to UIPV inverters. In accordance with newly adopted IEEE 929-2000, the utility interconnected PV inverters are required to cease energizing the utility grid when either a significant disturbance occurs or the utility experiences an interruption in service. Compliance with IEEE 929-2000 is ... continued below

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Gonzalez, S.; Bonn, R.H. & Ginn, J.W. October 3, 2000.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Laboratories., Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
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The Million Solar Roofs Initiative has motivated a renewed interest in the development of utility interconnected photovoltaic (UIPV) inverters. Government-sponsored programs (PVMaT, PVBONUS) and competition among utility interconnected inverter manufacturers have stimulated innovations and improved the performance of existing technologies. With this resurgence, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) has developed a program to assist industry initiatives to overcome barriers to UIPV inverters. In accordance with newly adopted IEEE 929-2000, the utility interconnected PV inverters are required to cease energizing the utility grid when either a significant disturbance occurs or the utility experiences an interruption in service. Compliance with IEEE 929-2000 is being widely adopted by utilities as a minimum requirement for utility interconnection. This report summarizes work done at the SNL balance-of-systems laboratory to support the development of IEEE 929-2000 and to assist manufacturers in meeting its requirements.

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  • IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Anchorage, AK (US), 09/17/2000--09/22/2000

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  • Report No.: SAND2000-2438C
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 764920
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Gonzalez, S.; Bonn, R.H. & Ginn, J.W. Removing Barriers to Utility Interconnected Photovoltaic Inverters, article, October 3, 2000; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc724508/: accessed December 11, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.