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A novel, high-efficiency inverter using MOSFETs for all active switches is presented for photovoltaic, nonisolated, ac-module applications. The proposed H6-type configuration features high efficiency over a wide load range, low ground leakage current, no need for split capacitors, and low-output ac-current distortion. The detailed power stage operating principles, pulsewidth modulation scheme, associated multilevel bootstrap power supply, and integrated gate drivers for the proposed inverter are described. Experimental results of a 300 W hardware prototype show that not only are MOSFET body diode reverse-recovery and ground leakage current issues alleviated in the proposed inverter, but also that 98.3% maximum efficiency and 98.1% European Union efficiency of the dc-ac power train and the associated driver circuit are achieved.