Reduced 2nd Harmonic Input Current Ripple Quasi Z-source Microinverter for On-Grid PV Power Conversion

Palma, Leonardo

Keywords: topology, impedance, couplings, power system harmonics, harmonic analysis, Network topology, Energy harvesting


Direct connection of PV modules to the grid using microinverters has been gaining interest due to their intrinsic modularity and increased energy harvesting potential. However, since microinverters are essentially single-phase converters, a large second harmonic current component is drawn from the PV module, thus difficulting following its maximum power point, impacting power generation capability and overall efficiency of the system. To tackle these issues, a modified single-stage quasi-Z-source microinverter topology is presented, in which the qZS impedance network is modified by magnetically coupling its inductors. It is shown through analysis and simulations that this modification has the effect of blocking most low-frequency components from the current drawn from the PV module, making it almost DC. This along with its single-stage construction, high voltage gain, and reduced component count results in a high-performance solution.

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Editorial: IEEE
Fecha de publicación: 2022
Año de Inicio/Término: 22-24 June 2022
Página de inicio: 901
Página final: 905
Idioma: Inglés


Notas: DOI: 10.1109/SPEEDAM53979.2022.9842120