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Our European distributor Powersys will host a webinar on April 14th at 10 AM (CET) (4 AM (EDT)) presented by Ilhem Slama-Belkhodja from the University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia.

A flexible and modular experimental platform developed to strengthen training and research capacities in the field of photovoltaic (PV) residential systems is presented. It is to investigate the impact of rooftop PV on electrical distribution networks such as voltage quality, power losses, but also some emerging solutions as smart hybrid solar inverters with batteries use.
This platform is dedicated to engineering school students, from a very first level, and also to the research level. In the first case, PSIM simulation software is used to emphasize basic phenomena like bidirectional power exchange, the ratio of generated and consumed active and reactive power, the impact of non-linear loads. For advanced level, design control for a power converter is investigated with PSIM and PIL approach for PV inverter. For the research level, energy management systems are under consideration, and also local and centralized storage.

This last is investigated thanks to Power Hardware-In-the-Loop ( PHIL) approach with OPAL-RT environment when the power converter design and model is performed with PSIM.