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An accurate small-signal model of a three-phase VSI-based photovoltaic inverter with LCL-filter

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th International Conference on Power Electronics and ECCE Asia (ICPE-ECCE Asia)
Pages2267-2274
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Conference on Power Electronics - ECCE Asia -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Power Electronics - ECCE Asia
Period1/01/00 → …

Abstract

Three-phase photovoltaic inverters are usually equipped with an LCL-type output filter to reduce cost and size of the converter compared to a simple L-type output filter. The LCL-filter has an inherent resonance which has to be damped by a passive or active method to avoid instability. This paper presents an accurate full-order small-signal model of the three-phase VSI-based photovoltaic inverter with LCL-type output filter. The model is developed in the dq-domain, where the steady-state operating point can be solved. The developed small-signal model has been verified by extracting frequency responses from a scaled-down prototype. The model is shown to give accurate predictions on the shape of inverter transfer functions such as control loop gains and output impedance. Thus, the model can be used for control design, impedance shaping and impedance-based stability analysis.

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