Standalone distribution generation (DG) systems have recently received much attention for their advantages in supplying power to remote customers. To eliminate the drawbacks of the two-stage dc-dc converters and three-phase voltage source inverters (VSIs), this chapter examines the Z-source four-leg inverter, starting with an analysis of the unbalanced load, and the effects of an unbalanced load. Then, it introduces the different inverter topologies for mitigation of unbalanced conditions. The chapter presents impedance source multi-leg inverters, which consist of three-phase four-leg inverters and five-phase inverters. It investigates ZS/qZS three-phase four-leg inverters with a detailed mathematical model, switching schemes including SVPWM and carrier-based PWM. Then, to analyze buck and boost conversion modes of qZS four-leg inverter, experimental results were presented in different case studies. The chapter presents the qZS five-phase inverter with mathematical model and switching schemes including various SVPWM techniques.
- Dc-dc converters
- Distribution generation systems
- Impedance source multi-leg inverters
- Mathematical model
- Voltage source inverters
- Z-source four-leg inverter
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