Enhancing Power Quality in ON-Grid Systems with PV-STATCOM for Reactive Power Compensation

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Amol A. Suryawanshi, Vishal S. Wadkar, Ashwani Tapde


This research investigates the integration of an Artificial Neural Network (ANN) controlled boost inverter into a solar photovoltaic (PV) system connected to the utility grid. The boost inverter, equipped with a Static Synchronous Compensator (STATCOM), ensures stable grid voltage and enhances power quality. The ANN controller fine-tunes the DC-AC conversion process of the boost inverter in real-time, ensuring efficient operation under varying PV output and grid conditions. The system's performance was evaluated through simulations, demonstrating its ability to efficiently manage PV power generation and correct reactive power in local loads, thereby enhancing system reliability and grid stability.   

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