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Electronics 2018, 7(8), 150; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics7080150

An Improved Frequency Measurement Method from the Digital PLL Structure for Single-Phase Grid-Connected PV Applications

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Division of Electrical, Electronic & Control Engineering, Kongju National University, Cheonan-si 31080, Korea
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Institute of IT Convergence Technology, Cheonan-si 31080, Korea
Received: 12 July 2018 / Revised: 9 August 2018 / Accepted: 18 August 2018 / Published: 20 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Grid Connected Photovoltaic Systems)
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Abstract

The Phase Locked Loop (PLL) technique has been studied to obtain the phase and frequency information in grid-connected distributed generations for the sake of synchronizing the grid voltage and the inverter output current. In particular, the line frequency information, such as the anti-islanding function, is very important for the grid connection requirement. This paper presents a novel frequency measurement method from the digital PLL control structure for single-phase grid-connected PV applications. The conventional PLL controller uses the phase information to calculate the frequency of PV inverter output voltage after every line cycle and has shown a relatively low accuracy. This paper uses the angular frequency to directly measure the frequency after every line cycle. To verify the validity of the proposed method compared with the conventional method, a simulation was conducted. According to the simulation results, the measurement error of the proposed method is 80 times lower than the conventional one. View Full-Text
Keywords: phase locked loop; grid-connection; photovoltaic generation; frequency measurement; PV inverter phase locked loop; grid-connection; photovoltaic generation; frequency measurement; PV inverter
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