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Experimental studies on a novel single-phase Z-Source inverter for grid connection of renewable energy sources

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1 Author(s)
Rajakaruna, S. ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Curtin Univ. of Technol., Perth, WA

In order to supply power from a photovoltaic array or a fuel cell stack at a low dc voltage to a grid at a high ac voltage, a power conditioning unit capable of both voltage-boosting and inversion is required. Newly introduced Z-Source inverter is capable of achieving both these objectives by a single converter stage. This paper describes how a single-phase Z-Source inverter can be built for grid-connection of a photovoltaic array. Significant changes are needed in sizing the components and generating switching signals. Results of experimental investigations performed on a laboratory prototype are presented.

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Power Engineering Conference, 2008. AUPEC '08. Australasian Universities

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14-17 Dec. 2008