Modular multilevel inverter with maximum power point tracking for grid connected photovoltaic application

B. N. Alajmi, K. H. Ahmed, G. P. Adam, S. J. Finney, B. W. Williams

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Abstract

A single-phase modular multilevel inverter based photovoltaic system for grid connection is proposed. This photovoltaic system utilizes two conversion stages; a boost converter for tracking the maximum power point and a modular multilevel inverter used as an interfacing unit. The maximum power point tracking is achieved with a fuzzy logic controller, and the modular multilevel inverter regulates the dc link voltage and synchronizes the grid voltage and current in order to achieve unity power factor operation. The proposed system provides high dynamic performance and power quality injected into the grid. The validity of the proposed system is confirmed by simulations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE International symposium on industrial electronics (ISIE)
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Print)9781424493128
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event20th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE) - Gdansk, Poland
Duration: 27 Jun 201130 Jun 2011

Conference

Conference20th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE)
CountryPoland
CityGdansk
Period27/06/1130/06/11

Keywords

  • systems
  • generators
  • controller
  • modular
  • multilevel inverter
  • maximum power point tracking
  • grid connected
  • photovoltaic application

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    Alajmi, B. N., Ahmed, K. H., Adam, G. P., Finney, S. J., & Williams, B. W. (2011). Modular multilevel inverter with maximum power point tracking for grid connected photovoltaic application. In 2011 IEEE International symposium on industrial electronics (ISIE) IEEE.