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Performance of Grid-Connected Solar Photovoltaic Systems with Single-Tuned and Double-Tuned Harmonic Passive Filters

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The generated solar photovoltaic power can be stand-alone or grid-connected. In both systems, power quality issues arise and can affect the network. The harmonic distortions can affect the system significantly if they are not mitigated. This paper presents the performance of grid-connected solar photovoltaic systems with single-tuned and double-tuned filters for harmonics mitigation. The design aspects of each filter are presented and discussed. The simulation results are analyzed and validated using ETAP software.
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Grid-Connected Systems; Passive Filters; Photovoltaic Energy Systems; Power Quality; Power System Harmonics; Tuned Filters

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