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A Novel Photovoltaic Power Harvesting System Using a Transformerless H6 Single-Phase Inverter with Improved Grid Current Quality
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  • Journal title : Journal of Power Electronics
  • Volume 16, Issue 2,  2016, pp.654-665
  • Publisher : The Korean Institute of Power Electronics
  • DOI : 10.6113/JPE.2016.16.2.654
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A Novel Photovoltaic Power Harvesting System Using a Transformerless H6 Single-Phase Inverter with Improved Grid Current Quality
Radhika, A.; Shunmugalatha, A.;
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The pumping of electric power from photovoltaic (PV) farms is normally carried out using transformers, which require heavy mounting structures and are thus costly, less efficient, and bulky. Therefore, transformerless schemes are developed for the injection of power into the grid. Compared with the H4 inverter topology, the H6 topology is a better choice for pumping PV power into the grid because of the reduced common mode current. This paper presents how the perturb and observe (P&O) algorithm for maximum power point tracking (MPPT) can be implemented in the H6 inverter topology along with the improved sinusoidal current injected to the grid at unity power factor with the average current mode control technique. On the basis of the P&O MPPT algorithm, a power reference for the present insolation level is first calculated. Maintaining this power reference and referring to the AC sine wave of bus bars, a sinusoidal current at unity power factor is injected to the grid. The proportional integral (PI) controller and fuzzy logic controller (FLC) are designed and implemented. The FLC outperforms the PI controller in terms of conversion efficiency and injected power quality. A simulation in the MATLAB/SIMULINK environment is carried out. An experimental prototype is built to validate the proposed idea. The dynamic and steady-state performances of the FLC controller are found to be better than those of the PI controller. The results are presented in this paper.
Active balancing;Electric vehicle;Rechargeable battery;Switching converter;Transformer;
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