Large-scale PV system based on the multiphase isolated DC/DC converter

Hyuntae Choi, Wei Zhao, Mihai Ciobotaru, Vassilios G. Agelidis

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Abstract

The large-scale photovoltaic (PV) systems have already been reached 200 MW power level and they will continue to grow in size in the upcoming years. This trend will challenge the existing PV system architectures by requiring power converters with a higher power rating and a higher voltage level at the point of common coupling (PCC). The cascaded H-bridge (CHB) multilevel converter is one of the solutions which could deal with the aforementioned challenges. However, the topology based on the CHB converter faces the issue of leakage current that flows through the solar panel parasitic capacitance to ground which could damage the PV panels and pose safety problems. This paper proposes a multiphase isolated DC/DC converter for the CHB topology for a large-scale PV system which eliminates the leakage current issue. At the same time, the multiphase structure of the DC/DC converter helps to increase the power rating of the converter and to reduce the PV voltage and current ripples. A 0.54 MW rated seven-level CHB converter using multiphase isolated DC/DC converters has been modeled and simulated using MATLAB/Simulink and PLECS Blockset. Simulation results of different case studies are presented to evaluate the performance of the proposed PV system configuration.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2012 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems
Subtitle of host publicationPEDG 2012
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages801-807
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781467320238
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems, PEDG 2012 - Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 25 Jun 201228 Jun 2012

Other

Other2012 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems, PEDG 2012
CountryDenmark
CityAalborg
Period25/06/1228/06/12

Keywords

  • Boost-half-bridge converter
  • Cascaded H-bridge converter
  • Multiphase isolated DC/DC converter
  • photovoltaic systems

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