Half-Bridge Voltage Swing Inverter with Active Power Decoupling for Single Phase PV Systems Supporting Wide Power Factor Range

Jinia Roy, Yinglai Xia, Raja Ayyanar

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Abstract

Photovoltaic (PV) inverters form the backbone of PV generation. This paper proposes an all-film-capacitor, transformer-less single phase inverter for PV application. The topology is a combination of a front-end boost stage, a half-bridge (HB) inverter stage, and a buck-boost power decoupling stage. The grid ripple power is decoupled by a large swing of the HB capacitors along with a limited ripple on the dc-link thus reducing the capacitance requirement and converter volume. Being a HB derived inverter, the high frequency common mode leakage current through the PV parasitic capacitance is mitigated. Further, the dc-link average is optimally controlled to ensure a higher efficiency over wide operating load and power factor range. To validate its operation, a Silicon Carbide (SiC) based 1 kVA laboratory prototype is built and closed loop experimental results are provided at 100/75 kHz switching frequency over wide operating conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018

Keywords

  • Active power decoupling
  • adaptive dc-link
  • Capacitance
  • capacitance optimization
  • Capacitors
  • common mode leakage current
  • Inverters
  • Reactive power
  • Reliability
  • singlephase transformer-less string inverter
  • Topology
  • wide bandgap devices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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