Performance of grid connected photovoltaic inverter with maximum power point tracker and power factor control

Mekhilef, Saad and Ahmed, M.E. and Younis, M.A.A. (2008) Performance of grid connected photovoltaic inverter with maximum power point tracker and power factor control. In: IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, CCECE 2008, Niagara Falls, ON.

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Detailed analysis, simulation and hardware results of grid connected inverter with maximum power point tracker and power factor control in Malaysian climate are presented. A six-switch topology inverter with symmetrical Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) switching technique is used. A low pass filter is incorporated in the circuit to filter out unwanted harmonics and produce a sinusoidal AC current. Low total harmonic current distortion at the inverter output can be achieved. The three-phase PWM switching pattern was developed using Xilinx FPGA. The developed system is also capable of adjusting the power factor to unity. A 3kVA power transformer with a 1:2 ratio is constructed to provide galvanic isolation for better circuit performance and circuit protection. Hardware results for proposed solar photovoltaic inverter configuration interconnected to the grid are also presented. From the experimental results it is confirmed that the harmonic distortion of the inverter output waveform is within the limits laid down by the utility companies.

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Additional Information: Conference code: 73468 Cited By (since 1996): 4 Export Date: 16 November 2012 Source: Scopus Art. No.: 4564714 CODEN: CCCEF doi: 10.1109/CCECE.2008.4564714 Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Mekhilef, S.; Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University of Malaya, 50603 Kula Lumpur, Malaysia References: Jain, S., Agarwal, V., A Single-Stage Grid Connected Inverter Topology for Solar PV Systems With Maximum Power Point Tracking (2007) IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 22 (5), pp. 1928-1940. , Sept; Koizumi, H., Mizuno, T., Kaito, T., Noda, Y., Goshima, N., Kawasaki, M., Nagasaka, K., Kurokawa, K., A Novel Microcontroller for Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems (2006) IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 53 (6), pp. 1889-1897. , Dec; Barbosa, P.G., Braga, H.A.C., Rodrigues, M.C.B., Teixeira, E.C., Boost current multilevel inverter and its application on single-phase grid-connected photovoltaic systems (2006) IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 21 (4), pp. 1116-1124. , July; Chen, Y., Smedley, K., Three-phase boost-type grid-connected inverters (2006) IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, 2006. APEC '06, 19-23, p. 7. , March; Wildenbeest, E.J., de Haan, S.W.H., van der Borg, N.C., Recent test results of 6 commercial inverters for grid connected PV systems (1994) IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 1, pp. 909-912. , 5-9 Dec; ter Reide, F.J., Wanner, J., High-performance inverters for grid-connected PV applications (1994) IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 1, pp. 913-916. , 5-9 Dec; Chen, Y.-M., Liu, Y.-C., Hung, S.-C., Cheng, C.-S., Multi-Input Inverter for Grid-Connected Hybrid PV/Wind Power System (2007) IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 22 (3), pp. 1070-1077. , May; Meza, C., Negroni, J.J., Guinjoan, F., Biel, D., Inverter Configurations Comparative for Residential PV-Grid Connected Systems (2006) IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics, IECON, pp. 4361-4366. , Nov
Uncontrolled Keywords: FPGA, Grid connected inverter, Maximum power point tracker, Photovoltaic systems, Computer aided analysis, Counting circuits, Electric equipment protection, Electric instrument transformers, Electric inverters, Electric power factor, Harmonic analysis, Modulation, Photovoltaic effects, Power transformers, Pulse modulation, Pulse width modulation, Solar power generation, Technology, Transformer protection, Wave filters, AC currents, Circuit performances, Circuit protection, Electrical and computer engineering, Galvanic isolation, Grid-connected, Grid-connected inverters, Harmonic currents, Low-pass filtering, Malaysian, Output wave form, Photovoltaic inverters, Power factor, Power factor control, PWM Switching, Solar photovoltaic, Switch topology, Switching techniques, Utility companies, Xilinx FPGA, Solar energy.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2013 02:17
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2019 03:46

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