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Dual-power PV-grid system was introduced to manipulate the lower tariff rate at off-peak period and to reduce the capital installation cost of PV energy system. In this paper, the system and simulation design of the system is discussed to evaluate the design parameters which affect the design performance of the power converter. It consists of a boost regulator to boost and regulate PV outputs to fixed voltage of 240V, 50Hz, a MPPT to derive maximum power from PV panels and a three operation modes of the battery converter to regulate charging current/discharging current under various PV output and load variation. The system utilizes 15 levels of cascaded multilevel inverter to invert DC voltage from solar panel to AC voltage. The simulation results certify the simulation model can emulate the real system.
Date of Conference: 25-27 Nov. 2011