Integrating More Solar with Smart Inverters: Preprint

Anderson Hoke, Julieta Giraldez Miner, Martha Symko-Davies, Benjamin Kroposki, Earle Ifuku, Marc Asano, Reid Ueda, Dean Arakawa

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In Hawai'i, the relatively high cost of electricity costs coupled with various incentives have made it cost-effective to install solar photovoltaics (PV) on residential homes and larger central-station PV plants. On some of the islands, PV has reached over 50% of the installed generation capacity base. To make sure these inverter-based PV plants can maintain stable and safe operations, new smart inverter functionality is being evaluated and demonstrated at significant scale across the islands This paper describes research conducted to validate high PV penetration scenarios with smart inverters and recent progress on the use of these advanced inverter grid support functions in actual power grids in Hawai'i.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2018
Eventat the 2018 Grand Renewable Energy Conference - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 17 Jun 201822 Jun 2018


Conferenceat the 2018 Grand Renewable Energy Conference
CityYokohama, Japan

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5D00-71766


  • grid integration
  • grid support functions
  • photovoltaic
  • smart inverter


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