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dc.contributorPrieto Araujo, Eduardo
dc.contributor.authorFigueras Llerins, Lluc
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Elèctrica
dc.description.abstractAs solar generation increases globally, there exists a need for innovation and increased operational flexibility. In Photovoltaic Power Plants (PVPPs) and Large Scale Photovoltaic Power Plants (LS-PVPPs) the challenges increase due to the necessity to integrate them into the electrical system. To ensure the stability and reliability in the electricity supply, power systems require complex dynamic analysis. Therefore, to carry out these analysis, modelling and simulation tools are needed. This thesis focuses on the control and operation of PVPPs in OpenModelica, a free and open-source modelling and simulation environment based on Modelica language. In the later part, OpenModelica potential in large-scale power systemoriented models is investigated. These issues are addressed by a literature review concerning photovoltaic power systems and OpenModelica functionality, a theoretical analysis of a photovoltaic inverter and a LS-PVPP, and detailed simulations. The models are tested under variations in the active and reactive power requirements. The results show an optimal dynamic response and the capacity to perform independent active and reactive power controls. As an outcome, OpenModelica is a promising tool for power system modelling and simulation even though existing barriers and difficulties must be overcome.
dc.publisherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Energies
dc.subject.lcshSolar energy
dc.titleControl and Simulation of Photovoltaic Power Plants in OpenModelica
dc.typeBachelor thesis
dc.subject.lemacEnergia solar
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.audience.mediatorEscola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Industrial de Barcelona

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