Single-Phase Grid-Tied Transformerless Inverter of Zero Leakage Current for PV System

Ahmed Sabry, Zeina Mueen Mohammed, Farah Hani Nordin, N. H. Nik Ali, Ali Saadon Al-Ogaili

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Multi-level transformerless inverters are widely used in grid-tied PV systems since they characterized by higher efficiency and lower cost. In this context, new topologies, modulation, and control schemes were presented to solve problems of a common-mode voltage and leakage current. This work proposes a transformerless five-level inverter with zero leakage current and ability to reduce the harmonic output content for a grid-tied single-phase PV system. The neutral of the grid links to a common on which the negative and the positive terminals of the DC-link are connected via parasitic capacitors that can eliminate the leakage current. The proposed topology, with its inherent circuit structure, leads to boost the overall efficiency. Simulation and experimental results show almost zero leakage current and a high-quality output when maintaining balanced capacitor voltages on the DC-link input. The experimental results show 1.07% THD and 96.3 % maximum efficiency when injecting a power of 1.1 kW that verify the performance of the proposed inverter with PV sources.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8946611
Pages (from-to)4361-4371
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Access
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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