Optimum inverter sizing in consideration of irradiance pattern and PV incentives


Journal Article

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chen, S; Li, P; Brady, D; Lehman, B

Published Date

  • May 13, 2011

Published In

  • Conference Proceedings Ieee Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition Apec

Start / End Page

  • 982 - 988

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/APEC.2011.5744714

Citation Source

  • Scopus