• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 35, Pages: 1-7

Original Article

Implementation of Grid Connected PV array using Quadratic DC-DC Converter and Single Phase Multi Level Inverter


Electrical energy generation from solar and wind is increasing day by day and the extraction of good quality electrical energy effectively as well as efficiently is really challenging. This paper focuses on the extraction of electrical energy from solar cells and interconnecting it to the single phase grid through a Quadratic Buck-Boost Converter (QBBC) and Multi Level Inverter (MLI). MLI uses three DC sources, one of which is derived from the solar array through QBBC with Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) controller. In this paper, a new converter topology which accepts wide variations in input voltage has been designed to produce minimum distortion in MLI output with reduced number of switches. The proposed system is designed and implemented in the laboratory and the output is analyzed in different operating conditions
Keywords: Grid Connected PV Array, DC-DC Converter, Multi Level Inverter, MPPT Controller, Quadratic Buck Boost Converter  


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