Power Factor Operation of a Boost Integrated Three-Phase Solar Inverter using Current Unfolding and Active Damping Methods

N. Ha Pham, Tomoyuki Mannen, Keiji Wada

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Abstract

This paper proposes a three-phase solar inverter with integrated boost function. The circuit operating principle is based on current unfolding and injection method. This approach requires only two high frequency switches for the boost function as well as shaping its output currents, thus leading to a significant reduction in switching losses. Other switches only operate at line frequency to unfold the output currents to sinusoidal three-phase currents, and thus can be optimized to reduce conduction losses. The proposed inverter therefore could deliver high efficiency. This paper discusses the basic operating principle and control method for the inverter. The paper proposes an active damping method to overcome intrinsic oscillation due to overlapping time in switching operation. It also shows that the inverter is capable of supplying reactive power up to a limit of 0.866 power factor. Stable operation of the proposed inverter is confirmed by both simulation and experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2896-2903
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781479973118
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Dec 2018
Event10th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2018 - Portland, United States
Duration: 23 Sep 201827 Sep 2018

Publication series

Name2018 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2018

Conference

Conference10th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2018
CountryUnited States
CityPortland
Period23/09/1827/09/18

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Keywords

  • Active damping
  • Current unfolding
  • Oscillation
  • Three-phase inverter

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Pham, N. H., Mannen, T., & Wada, K. (2018). Power Factor Operation of a Boost Integrated Three-Phase Solar Inverter using Current Unfolding and Active Damping Methods. In 2018 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2018 (pp. 2896-2903). [8558360] (2018 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2018). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ECCE.2018.8558360