Conference proceedings article
Design of Photovoltaic Microinverter for Off-gridd and Grid-parallel Applications



Publication Details
Authors:
Felgemacher, C.; Jäger, P.; Kobeissi, A.; Pfeiffer, J.; Wiegand, D.; Kruschel, W.; Dombert, B.; Vasconcelos Araujo, S.; Zacharias, P.
Editor:
VDE
Publication year:
2014
Pages range:
TBD
Book title:
CIPS 2014; 8th International Conference on Integrated Power Electronics Systems
ISBN:
978-3-8007-3578-5
Languages:
English

Abstract

The design and construction of a 500VA microinverter for photovoltaic
applications is presented. The developed microinverter is capable of
operating as a standalone AC voltage source for small loads or,
alternatively, as a grid-parallel system. Possible applications are
therefore small off-grid installations as well as installations where
space constraints do not allow enough modules to be combined to use
string inverters. The design of the microinverter is based on a two
stage concept. Two alternative topologies for the DC-DC converter stage
have been considered. A prototype using a current-fed push-pull
converter and a full-bridge output stage has been built and was shown to
be operational. The prototype has achieved a maximum overall efficiency
of 93.9 %, which includes all sensing, control and driving losses. SiC
MOSFETs have been utilized to illustrate the capability of wide-band-gap
devices



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