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Microgrid Management and Control Strategies for Off-Grid Solar PV Systems in Island Communities

EasyChair Preprint no. 12585

14 pagesDate: March 18, 2024


Island communities face unique energy challenges due to their isolation from the main power grid. Off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) systems have emerged as a sustainable solution to provide reliable electricity access in such remote areas. However, efficient management and control of these off-grid systems are crucial to ensure optimal operation, reliable power supply, and effective utilization of renewable energy resources. This abstract explores the microgrid management and control strategies specifically tailored for off-grid solar PV systems in island communities.

The paper begins by introducing the concept of microgrids and their significance in off-grid solar PV systems. Microgrids, also known as local energy systems, are small-scale power systems that can operate independently or in coordination with the main grid. They combine various energy sources, including solar PV, battery storage, and diesel generators, to meet the energy needs of the community.

The abstract then delves into different microgrid control architectures suitable for island communities. These architectures encompass both centralized and decentralized control approaches, each with its advantages and challenges. The centralized control approach involves a central controller that monitors and optimizes the operation of the entire microgrid. On the other hand, decentralized control distributes control functions across multiple units within the microgrid, increasing its resilience and flexibility.

Keyphrases: control strategies, energy management, Island Communities, Microgrid Management, Off-grid solar PV systems, Renewable Energy Systems, Smart Grid

BibTeX entry
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  author = {Saleh Mohamed and Louis Frank},
  title = {Microgrid Management and Control Strategies for Off-Grid Solar PV Systems in Island Communities},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 12585},

  year = {EasyChair, 2024}}
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