Neutral Point Clamped Transformerless Multilevel Converter for Grid-Connected Photovoltaic System
Peer reviewed, Journal article
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Original versionElectronics. 2021, 10 (8), Artikkel 977. 10.3390/electronics10080977
Transformer-less (TL) inverter topologies have elicited further special treatment in photo-voltaic (PV) power system as they provide high efficiency and low cost. Neutral point clamped (NPC) multilevel-inverter (MLI) topologies-based transformer-less are being immensely used in grid-connected medium-voltage high-power claims. Unfortunately, these topologies such as NPC-MLI, full-bridge inverter with DC bypass (FB-DCBP) suffer from the shoot-through problem on the bridge legs, which affect the reliability of the implementation. Based on the previous above credits, a T type neutral point clamped (TNP) - MLI (TNP-MLI) with Transformer-less topology called TL-TNP-MLI is presented to be an alternate which can be suitable in the grid connected PV power generation systems. The suggested TL-TNP-MLI topologies free from inverter bridge legs shoot-through burden, switching frequency common-mode current (CMC), and leakage current. The control system of the grid interface with hysteresis current control (HCC) strategy is proposed. The effectiveness of the proposed PV connected transformer-less TNP-MLI topology with different grid and PV scenario has been verified through the MATLAB/Simulink simulation model and field-programmable gate area (FPGA) based experimental results for a 1.5 kW system.