Single-phase ZVS AC-link inverter for PV-grid connection at MPPT operation

Gamal M. Dousoky, Haitham Abu-Rub

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This paper presents a single-phase zero-voltage switching (ZVS) AC-link inverter for PV-grid connection at maximum power operation. The PV modules charge an AC-link until it reaches a certain reference current waveform; while, in the same time, the PV modules is connected to the grid inverter via a series inductor. Then the PV modules are disconnected and the charged AC-link discharges into the grid. The proposed controller employs a conventional MPPT to maximize the PV output power. Then the controller generates the link's reference current to fulfill both of MPPT and the desired active/reactive power needs to be injected into the grid. The proposed topology along with the proposed controlling strategy achieves a flexible and continuous power flow features. A detailed descriptive figure of the inverter's operating modes and their switching strategy is presented in this manuscript. Furthermore, a simulation model is developed in MATLAB/Simulink environment for the overall system and the results are addressed. Results show that the proposed AC-link inverter successfully achieves PV-grid integration at good dynamic and steady-state performances.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479940325
Publication statusPublished - Feb 24 2014
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameIECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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