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Transformerless Power Converter For Grid-Connected PV System With No-Ripple Input Current And Low Ground-Leakage Current

Azri, Maaspaliza and Abd.Rahim, Nasrudin (2014) Transformerless Power Converter For Grid-Connected PV System With No-Ripple Input Current And Low Ground-Leakage Current. International Conference on Clean Energy and Technology, -. pp. 1-6. ISSN -

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Abstract

The application of boost converters is highly favored in PV module integrated converter (MIC) systems.The conventional boost converter operating in continuous inductor-current mode (CICM),however,has a pulsating, high-ripple input current,which causes power loss and decreases the energy flowing from non-linear sources like the PV panel.Therefore,this paper proposes a new modified boost converter that has a no-ripple input current.The proposed converter uses a series of input inductance to produce zero-ripple input current during continuous inductor-current mode,without any LC or C filter elements.It is capable of high power-conversion efficiency for the whole system without the use of any transformer or galvanic isolation components.In addition, this proposed boost converter is integrated with an H-Bridge inverter for a transformerless PV grid-connected system.The issue of electrical safety of the high ground-leakage current (due to the parasitic capacitance of the PV panel and frame and lack of galvanic isolation) is resolved by bipolar SPWM technique in the H-Bridge inverter,without any additional hardware.The proposed DC-AC transformerless inverter grid-connected PV system, which has a new modified boost converter and bipolar H-Bridge inverter,is verified by a 1-kW hardware prototype simulated and validated by experiment.The results show zero-ripple input current,high power-conversion efficiency,near-unity power factor,low current-THD,and low ground-leakage current.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical Engineering > Department of Power Electronics & Drives
Depositing User: Mohd. Nazir Taib
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2018 14:00
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2018 14:00
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/21045

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