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Design and Implementation of a Single-Phase 15-Level Inverter With Reduced Components for Solar PV Applications.

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A new single-phase 15-level inverter with a reduced number of components for the Solar PV application is proposed in this paper. It is incorporate the proposed inverter with a boost converter to extract energy from the solar PV modules, the proposed inverter aids to generate fifteen stepped output voltage levels with lower THD. The proposed inverter can improve efficiency and reduce losses, cost, and complexity of the overall system. The conventional boost converter will boost the output voltage to a maximum voltage from Solar PV with MPPT(PO). The proposed inverter is tested experimentally using the dSPACE RTI 1104 controller along with MATLAB/Simulink. A detailed comparison with existing MLIs with the proposed inverter. The work presents experimental results not only to show its efficiency but also to the effectiveness under different circumstances of linear and non-linear loads. The inverter is stable during the non-linear loads and well suits for grid-connected systems.
Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEE Access
Pages (from-to)581-594
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

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    Research areas

  • Inverter, MPPT, converter, solar PV, total harmonics distortion (THD)

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