Energies 2014, 7(6), 3618-3641; doi:10.3390/en7063618
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A Single Phase Doubly Grounded Semi-Z-Source Inverter for Photovoltaic (PV) Systems with Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT)

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Received: 30 January 2014; in revised form: 28 March 2014 / Accepted: 16 May 2014 / Published: 3 June 2014
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Abstract: In this paper, a single phase doubly grounded semi-Z-source inverter with maximum power point tracking (MPPT) is proposed for photovoltaic (PV) systems. This proposed system utilizes a single-ended primary inductor (SEPIC) converter as DC-DC converter to implement the MPPT algorithm for tracking the maximum power from a PV array and a single phase semi-Z-source inverter for integrating the PV with AC power utilities. The MPPT controller utilizes a fast-converging algorithm to track the maximum power point (MPP) and the semi-Z-source inverter utilizes a nonlinear SPWM to produce sinusoidal voltage at the output. The proposed system is able to track the MPP of PV arrays and produce an AC voltage at its output by utilizing only three switches. Experimental results show that the fast-converging MPPT algorithm has fast tracking response with appreciable MPP efficiency. In addition, the inverter shows the minimization of common mode leakage current with its ground sharing feature and reduction of the THD as well as DC current components at the output during DC-AC conversion.
Keywords: doubly grounded; semi-Z-source inverter; THD; MPPT; PV
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Ahmed, T.; Soon, T.K.; Mekhilef, S. A Single Phase Doubly Grounded Semi-Z-Source Inverter for Photovoltaic (PV) Systems with Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT). Energies 2014, 7, 3618-3641.

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Ahmed T, Soon TK, Mekhilef S. A Single Phase Doubly Grounded Semi-Z-Source Inverter for Photovoltaic (PV) Systems with Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT). Energies. 2014; 7(6):3618-3641.

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Ahmed, Tofael; Soon, Tey K.; Mekhilef, Saad. 2014. "A Single Phase Doubly Grounded Semi-Z-Source Inverter for Photovoltaic (PV) Systems with Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT)." Energies 7, no. 6: 3618-3641.

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