A Single-Phase Multilevel Inverter for Stand-Alone Hybrid PV/Battery Residential Application

Mohammad Farhadi Kangarlu, Sadjad Galvani, Ali Farzamnia

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For powering rural areas where constructing an electrical grid is not economical, the renewable energy including photovoltaic (PV) system is an interesting solution. PV panels need a power conditioning stage for both maximum power point tracking (MPPT) and energy conversion (dc to ac). In this paper, a multilevel inverter based PV/battery system is proposed for rural areas. The proposed system includes a multilevel inverter, a boost dc–dc MPPT converter, and a buck/boost dc–dc converter for battery charge/discharge. The incremental conductance method has been used for MPPT. The efficiency analysis of the proposed system is also presented. The proposed system has been simulated in the PSCAD/EMTDC environment to verify its operation and control.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11604-11608
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Science Letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2017
Externally publishedYes

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