AC-link, single-phase, photovoltaic Module Integrated Inverter

Souhib Harb, Haiyu Zhang, Robert Balog

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Abstract

This paper discusses a new PV-Module Integrated Inverter (PVMII) topology that is ideally suited for use in single-phase grid-connected PV application. The proposed MII is based on bipolar, AC-link principle, so there are no electrolytic capacitors, and a new power decoupling approach, which can use the minimum value of decoupling capacitance. Hence, a very small, highly reliable film capacitor is cost-effectively used, which also improves dramatically the reliability compared to dc-link topologies with electrolytic capacitors. Further, the proposed MII allows bidirectional power flow; a beneficial feature for advanced grid-support features such as local energy storage and reactive power compensation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 28th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2013
Pages177-182
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event28th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2013 - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: 17 Mar 201321 Mar 2013

Other

Other28th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2013
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA
Period17/3/1321/3/13

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Electrolytic capacitors
Topology
Reactive power
Energy storage
Capacitance
Costs
Film capacitor
Compensation and Redress

Keywords

  • micro-inverter
  • MIL- HDBK-217
  • Photovoltaic
  • power decoupling
  • reliability
  • single-phase inverter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Harb, S., Zhang, H., & Balog, R. (2013). AC-link, single-phase, photovoltaic Module Integrated Inverter. In 2013 28th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2013 (pp. 177-182). [6520204] https://doi.org/10.1109/APEC.2013.6520204

AC-link, single-phase, photovoltaic Module Integrated Inverter. / Harb, Souhib; Zhang, Haiyu; Balog, Robert.

2013 28th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2013. 2013. p. 177-182 6520204.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Harb, S, Zhang, H & Balog, R 2013, AC-link, single-phase, photovoltaic Module Integrated Inverter. in 2013 28th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2013., 6520204, pp. 177-182, 28th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2013, Long Beach, CA, United States, 17/3/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/APEC.2013.6520204
Harb S, Zhang H, Balog R. AC-link, single-phase, photovoltaic Module Integrated Inverter. In 2013 28th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2013. 2013. p. 177-182. 6520204 https://doi.org/10.1109/APEC.2013.6520204
Harb, Souhib ; Zhang, Haiyu ; Balog, Robert. / AC-link, single-phase, photovoltaic Module Integrated Inverter. 2013 28th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2013. 2013. pp. 177-182
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