Design and Modelling a Single-Phase Grid-Connected Photovoltaic at Low Voltage Network Using PSCAD Software


  • Mohd Hendra Hairi University Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM),Malaysia


Photovoltaic, Single-phase grid-connected PV, low-voltage network, PSCAD software, distributed generation.


The objective of this paper is to design and model a single-phase grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) system at low-voltage network. The system consists of PV as the main source of energy, single-phase inverter, Proportional Integral (PI) controller, low-pass filter, load, and lowvoltage distribution network. The model was developed using PSCAD-EMTDC software. The design was tested in terms of active power (P) and reactive power (Q) produced the to support the load demand. The results  showed that the PV model was able to meet the load demand by properly tuning
the PI controller. Simulation studies demonstrate the effectiveness of the controller and confirmed that the system are robust with acceptable performance.


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How to Cite

Hairi, M. H. (2019). Design and Modelling a Single-Phase Grid-Connected Photovoltaic at Low Voltage Network Using PSCAD Software. International Journal of Electrical Engineering and Applied Sciences (IJEEAS), 2(1), 1–6. Retrieved from



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