A New Multilevel Inverter Based Grid Connected Reliable Solar Power Transfer Unit With Power Quality Enhancement

Also Available Domains Power Quality|Multilevel Converters

Project Code :TEPGPS772


The main objective of this project is to develop an innovative and efficient solar power transfer unit that seamlessly integrates renewable energy sources into the grid while enhancing power quality.


Abstract: This paper presents a multilevel inverter (MLI) based grid-connected solar power transfer unit (PTU). This work is a technological enhancement for the interconnection of photovoltaic (PV) array and distribution grid for mitigating the present energy crisis and power quality issues. The proposed MLI generates nine-level output voltage with a minimum device count and reduced losses. Hence, it provides a low harmonic AC waveform with higher efficiency when compared to the reported topologies. The MLI configuration consists of two isolated DC sources, realized by PV array management in a ratio of 3:1. Eight switches are used in the circuit, out of them, two are bidirectional to achieve the four-quadrant operation and thereby realize the control of reactive power flow. The least number of ON-OFF transitions in high power switches are ensured to minimize the switching losses. The single-stage PTU is controlled to extract the maximum power from PV arrays at varying irradiance levels. The shunt-connected PTU is controlled with an adaptive least mean square algorithm to enhance the grid power quality by meeting the nonlinear local load demands. Three modes of PTU operation are presented in this work according to the available PV power and load power information, and the grid power quality compliance with the IEEE-519 standard is verified in each mode. Battery-supported DC bus voltage regulation is adopted to overcome the reliability issue of the solar PV array power. The proposed system is designed and simulated in MATLAB/Simulink and tested at various operating conditions.

Keywords: Multilevel inverter, solar photovoltaic, power quality, grid connected inverter.

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Software Configuration:

Operating System       : Windows 7/8/10

Application Software: Matlab / Simulink

Hardware Configuration:

RAM                           : 8 GB

Processor                     : I3 / I5 (Mostly prefer)

Learning Outcomes

·         Introduction to Matlab/Simulink

·         What is EISPACK & LINPACK

·         How to start with MATLAB

·         About Matlab language

·         About tools & libraries

·         Application of Matlab/Simulink

·         About Matlab desktop

·         Features of Matlab/Simulink

·         Basics on Matlab/Simulink

·         Introduction to converters

·         Introduction to switches

·         We can learn about renewable energy resources.

·         We can learn about switching operation

·         We can learn about multilevel inverters

·         We can learn about power quality enhancement

·         Project Development Skills:

o   Problem analyzing skills

o   Problem solving skills

o   Creativity and imaginary skills

o   Programming skills

o   Deployment

o   Testing skills

o   Debugging skills

o   Project presentation skills

o   Thesis writing skills

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