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Grid interfacing of a photovoltaic system using a chain cell converter

Yasasvi, Raghavendra GP and Kumar, Kiran A and Nagaraju, J (2009) Grid interfacing of a photovoltaic system using a chain cell converter. In: 34th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, JUN 07-12, 2009, Philadelphia, PA, pp. 1625-1629.

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With the rapid development of photovoltaic system installations and increased number of grid connected power systems, it has become imperative to develop an efficient grid interfacing instrumentation suitable for photovoltaic systems ensuring maximum power transfer. The losses in the power converter play an important role in the overall efficiency of a PV system. Chain cell converter is considered to be efficient as compared to PWM converters due to lower switching losses, modularized circuit layout, reduced voltage rating of the converter switches, reduced EMI. The structure of separate dc sources in chain cell converter is well suited for photovoltaic systems as there will b several separate PV modules in the PV array which can act as an individual dc source. In this work, a single phase multilevel chain cell converter is used to interface the photovoltaic array to a single phase grid at a frequency of 50Hz. Control algorithms are developed for efficient interfacing of the PV system with grid and isolating the PV system from grid under faulty conditions. Digital signal processor TMS320F 2812 is used to implement the control algorithms developed and for the generation of other control signals.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Series.: IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
Publisher: IEEE
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Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Instrumentation Appiled Physics
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2010 10:33
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:14
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/31356

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