Control method for three-phase grid-connected inverter PV system employing unity power factor (UPF) strategy in microgrid

Amirreza Naderipour, Zulkurnain Abdul-Malek, Vigna K. Ramachandaramurthy, Josep M. Guerrero

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Microgrids (MGs) are developing owing to the rapidly growing distributed power generation systems. The MG controls the flexibility of the network to ensure the requirements of reliability and power quality are satisfied. A typical MG normally consists of dispersed generation resources, which are connected by power electronic inverters, storages, and non-linear loads. This study deals with a compensation control method of a photovoltaic grid-connected inverter using unity power factor (UPF) strategy in MG. In this case, the proposed control method can provide output currents without distortion and with the UPF. Further, it is able to increase the inverter output current to approximately 19 times of the value obtained conventionally. The proposed control method can be applied to three-phase grid interfaced converters such as DG inverters and can also be easily integrated into the conventional control scheme without installation of extra hardware. A theoretical analysis is presented and the performance of the proposed control method for a grid-connected inverter in a MG is evaluated through simulation results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number01006
JournalE3S Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 02 Sep 2019
Event2nd International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Green Energy, CEEGE 2019 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 28 Jun 201930 Jun 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Energy(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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