Low complexity structure and control for microinverters with reactive power support capability

Ali Elrayyah, Yilmaz Sozer

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Abstract

There is a need for microinverters that support non-unity factor operation in response to recently issued regulations. In this paper, a topology is proposed for a low cost and efficient single phase microinverter that can supply reactive power. The microinverter is controlled to ensure smooth current flow to/from the grid where a three-stage operation is used. Despite their low complexity, the proposed structure and control algorithms are found to be effective as they are verified successfully through simulation studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages4557-4562
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781467371506
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2015
Event7th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2015 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 20 Sep 201524 Sep 2015

Other

Other7th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2015
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period20/9/1524/9/15

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Keywords

  • electrolytic capacitors
  • microinverter
  • PV module
  • reactive power

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Elrayyah, A., & Sozer, Y. (2015). Low complexity structure and control for microinverters with reactive power support capability. In 2015 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2015 (pp. 4557-4562). [7310304] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ECCE.2015.7310304