Priyadarshi, N.; Padmanaban, S.; Ionel, D.M.; Mihet-Popa, L.; Azam, F. Hybrid PV-Wind, Micro-Grid Development Using Quasi-Z-Source Inverter Modeling and Control—Experimental Investigation. Energies2018, 11, 2277.
Priyadarshi, N.; Padmanaban, S.; Ionel, D.M.; Mihet-Popa, L.; Azam, F. Hybrid PV-Wind, Micro-Grid Development Using Quasi-Z-Source Inverter Modeling and Control—Experimental Investigation. Energies 2018, 11, 2277.
This research work deals with the modeling and control of hybrid photovoltaic (PV) - Wind micro-grid using Quasi Z-Source inverter. This inverter provides better buck/boost characteristics, able to regulate the phase angle output, less harmonic content, no requirement of the filter and has high power performance characteristics over conventional inverter as major benefits. A SEPIC converter as dc-dc switched power apparatus is employed for maximum power point tracking (MPPT) functions which provides high voltage gain throughout the process. Moreover, a modified power ratio variable step (MPRVS) based perturb & observe (P&O) method has been proposed in the PV MPPT action which forces the operating point close to maximum power point (MPP). Practical responses justify the performance of hybrid PV-Wind micro-grid with Quasi Z-Source inverter structure.
PV; MPRVS; quasi Z-source inverter; MPP; SEPIC converter
ENGINEERING, Electrical & Electronic Engineering
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