Review of Switching and Control Techniques of Solar Microgrids

Vinny Motjoadi, Pitshou N. Bokoro, Moses O. Onibonoje

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Microgrids are future modernized power systems and its deployment is rapidly emerging. Microgrids offer improved power quality, decreased carbon dioxide emissions and cost. Microgrid systems are more than capable of functioning in dissimilar methods namely grid-connected and islanded operation method. However, an effective application and operation of this mode is completely dependent on a proper control strategies of microgrids with some of the strategies being reviewed in this paper. Various researchers have outlined different microgrid control strategies and challenges. Conclusively, with a careful selection of the suitable control strategies for different microgrid configurations, a microgrid system can independently operate in a standardized mode.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE PES/IAS PowerAfrica, PowerAfrica 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728167466
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020
Event7th Annual IEEE PES/IAS PowerAfrica Conference, PowerAfrica 2020 - Virtual, Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: 25 Aug 202028 Aug 2020

Publication series

Name2020 IEEE PES/IAS PowerAfrica, PowerAfrica 2020


Conference7th Annual IEEE PES/IAS PowerAfrica Conference, PowerAfrica 2020
CityVirtual, Nairobi


  • AC/DC Microgrids
  • Control Strategies
  • Grid-connected Mode
  • Islanded Mode
  • Microgrids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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