Development of a grid connected photovoltaic power conditioning system based on flying capacitors inverter

Mohamed Trabelsi, L. Ben-Brahim

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Abstract

In an effort to utilize the solar energy effectively through power electronics converters (conditioners), a great deal of research is being carried out to meet the increasing demand for load. This paper proposes an experimental photovoltaic (PV) power conditioning system with line connection. The conditioner consists of a flying capacitors multi-cell inverter fed by a dc-dc boost converter. The boost converter is designed to step-up the PV voltage to the stable required dc level without storage elements as battery. A weighted predictive controller is proposed to control the grid line current with unity power factor (PF) and extract the maximum power from the PV solar panel. Experimental results carried out using a 1kW prototype show high performance of the proposed design with a total harmonic distortion (THD) of 2.27%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Multi-Conference on Systems, Signals and Devices, SSD'11 - Summary Proceedings
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Multi-Conference on Systems, Signals and Devices, SSD'11 - Sousse, Tunisia
Duration: 22 Mar 201125 Mar 2011

Other

Other8th International Multi-Conference on Systems, Signals and Devices, SSD'11
CountryTunisia
CitySousse
Period22/3/1125/3/11

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Harmonic distortion
Power electronics
Solar energy
Capacitors
Controllers
Electric potential

Keywords

  • Grid connection
  • MPPT
  • Multilevel flying capacitors inverter
  • PV
  • Weighted predictive control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Trabelsi, M., & Ben-Brahim, L. (2011). Development of a grid connected photovoltaic power conditioning system based on flying capacitors inverter. In International Multi-Conference on Systems, Signals and Devices, SSD'11 - Summary Proceedings [5767413] https://doi.org/10.1109/SSD.2011.5767413

Development of a grid connected photovoltaic power conditioning system based on flying capacitors inverter. / Trabelsi, Mohamed; Ben-Brahim, L.

International Multi-Conference on Systems, Signals and Devices, SSD'11 - Summary Proceedings. 2011. 5767413.

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

Trabelsi, M & Ben-Brahim, L 2011, Development of a grid connected photovoltaic power conditioning system based on flying capacitors inverter. in International Multi-Conference on Systems, Signals and Devices, SSD'11 - Summary Proceedings., 5767413, 8th International Multi-Conference on Systems, Signals and Devices, SSD'11, Sousse, Tunisia, 22/3/11. https://doi.org/10.1109/SSD.2011.5767413
Trabelsi M, Ben-Brahim L. Development of a grid connected photovoltaic power conditioning system based on flying capacitors inverter. In International Multi-Conference on Systems, Signals and Devices, SSD'11 - Summary Proceedings. 2011. 5767413 https://doi.org/10.1109/SSD.2011.5767413
Trabelsi, Mohamed ; Ben-Brahim, L. / Development of a grid connected photovoltaic power conditioning system based on flying capacitors inverter. International Multi-Conference on Systems, Signals and Devices, SSD'11 - Summary Proceedings. 2011.
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