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Lightning Surge Analysis on a Large Scale Grid-Connected Solar Photovoltaic System

Mohd Amran Mohd Radzi; Mohd Zainal Abidin Ab Kadir; Mohd Solehin Mohd Nasir; Norhafiz Azis; Nur Hazirah Zaini; Mahdi Izadi; Nor Izzati Ahmad;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2017 Journal: Energies, volume 10, page 2,149 (eissn: 1996-1073, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
Abstract
Solar photovoltaic (PV) farms currently play a vital role in the generation of electrical power in different countries, such as Malaysia, which is moving toward the use of renewable energy. Malaysia is one of the countries with abundant sunlight and thus can use solar PV farms as alternative sources for electricity generation. However, lightning strikes frequently occur in the country. Being installed in open and flat areas, solar PV farms, especially their electronic components, are at great risk of damage caused by lightning. In this paper, the effects of lightning currents with different peak currents and waveshapes on grid-connected solar PV farms were deter...
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free text keywords: General Computer Science, solar Photovoltaic farm, solar Photovoltaic array, lightning current waveshapes, peak current, transient voltage, transient current, Technology, T, Photovoltaic system, Lightning strike, Renewable energy, business.industry, business, Automotive engineering, Environmental science, Electric power, Transient voltage suppressor, Electricity generation, Lightning, Electrical equipment
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