The current model for electricity generation and distribution is dominated by centralized power plants which are typically associated with combustion (coal, oil, and natural) or nuclear generation units. These power models require distribution from the center to outlying consumers and has many disadvantages concerning the electric utilities, transmission and distribution, and greenhouse gas emissions. This resulted for the modelling and development of cleaner renewable power generation with alternative sources such as photovoltaic, wind, and other sources. Further, due to matured PV technology, constant drop-in installation cost, greenhouse emissions reductions, energy efficiency, reduced transmission and distribution investments, minimization of the electric losses, and network support, the development of PV systems is proliferating. In view of this development, this book provides an idea for setting up the PV plant from initial study of the site to plan sizing. Once the initial planning is covered then the book focuses on the modeling aspects of power electronics converter and control elements associated with it keeping the operating standards specified for the development of distributed generation systems in check.
This book will be useful for the industrial professionals who are modeling PV plants and all the necessary information related to the field will be available in the book.