Performance Evaluation Of Single Phase Transformerless Inverter For Grid Photovoltaic (PV) Application

Authors

  • JUNAIDI BIDIN SABAH ELECTRICITY SDN. BHD. (SESB)
  • MASDIANA ISKANDAR SABAH ELECTRICITY SDN. BHD. (SESB)
  • ROYMEY @ ISMAIL YUSOF INSTITUT LATIHAN PERINDUSTRIAN KOTA KINABALU (ILPKK)
  • MOHD ZULKIFLI AB. RAHMAN DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, POLITEKNIK SULTAN MIZAN ZAINAL ABIDIN (PSMZA)
  • MAASPALIZA AZRI FAKULTI KEJURUTERAAN ELEKTRIK, UNIVERSITI TEKNIKAL MALAYSIA MELAKA (UTeM)

Abstract

This paper present the evaluation performance of single-phase grid connected transformerless inverter according to the level of leakage ground current. The leakage ground current is through the parasitic capacitance of PV array when the high or line transformer is omitted in the system. To prevent the electric shock, the low amplitude of leakage current is main important to generate. The effect factors contribute the leakage current, which are PWM techniques; parasitic capacitance and AC filter are investigated in this paper. From the Matlab Simulink simulation result, Bipolar SPWM achieves zero leakage current due to constant common mode voltage. Meanwhile the Unipolar SPWM has higher leakage current due to changing common mode voltage. However, the leakage current is reduced when the inductor filter magnitude is doubled. Generally, the efficiency of unipolar SPWM is slightly higher compared to bipolar SPWM and gets improved even further when the inductor filter magnitude is doubled. The increasing of parasitic capacitance slightly reduces the efficiency of the inverter as well. From this finding, it is concluded that factors such as parasitic capacitance of the PV array, the PWM switching method used and the filter design must be taking into consideration to design the transformerless PV inverter in order to achieve minimum leakage current according to VDE-415 standard and optimum efficiency.

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Published

2021-10-30

How to Cite

BIDIN, J., ISKANDAR, M., YUSOF, R. @ I., AB. RAHMAN, M. Z., & AZRI, M. (2021). Performance Evaluation Of Single Phase Transformerless Inverter For Grid Photovoltaic (PV) Application. International Journal of Electrical Engineering and Applied Sciences (IJEEAS), 4(2). Retrieved from https://ijeeas.utem.edu.my/ijeeas/article/view/6065

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Power Electronics, Machine Design and Drives