Solar energy Grid Integration systems
This report provides a synopsis associated with the tasks of and progress built in the US DOE solar technology Grid Integration techniques (SEGIS) program. The work has now progressed through the “Conceptual Designs and Market Analysis” Stage 1 through the “Prototype developing” Stage 2. Twelve contractors completed the Stage 1 conceptual styles and marketplace analysis. Cost effective competition lead follow-on work with control methodologies and hardware prototypes created and finished by five contractors. The prototypes span system sizes from micro-inverters (200W) to commercial sizes through 100kW. Modularity associated with the designs enables larger applications. This SEGIS R&D is starting paths for connecting PV methods to growing smart utility grids and micro-grids. Besides new grid-interconnection abilities and “value added” functions, the brand new equipment designs bring about smaller, less material-intensive, and higher reliability items. The solutions and “value added” allowed by SEGIS systems helps drive the “advanced integrated system” concepts and “smart grid” evolutionary procedures forward in a faster plus concentrated fashion.