Design and development of photovoltaic solar system based single phase seven level inverter

Vijayakumar Govindaraj, Sujith Mayakrishnan, Shanmugasundaram Venkatarajan, Raja Raman, Ramesh Sundar


For solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, an upgraded triple gain seven-level inverter that works both independently and while connected to the grid is proposed. The two-stage configuration of the system is boost cascaded. The first stage has a one switch improved gain converter (OSIGC) to increase and normalize the input direct current (DC) voltage, and the second stage includes a unique seven level alternating current (AC) is produced via a multilevel inverter (MLI) design with triple voltage gain. The proposed OSIGC is appropriate for a broad range of conversions. The voltage gain in MLI was achieved using switched capacitor techniques. The DC-DC converter can achieve a maximum voltage gain of twelve and the MLI can achieve a maximum voltage gain of three, resulting in a DC-DC-AC voltage that can reach 36. Maximum power point tracking (MPPT) technique based on modified perturb and observe (P&O) is used in OSIGC to maximise PV module power utilisation, and MLI control utilises sinusoidal pulse width modulation (SPWM) realistically. For the purpose of analysing the suggested system, a 200 Watt prototype statel is created. With a total harmonic distortion (THD) of 0.181%, up to 92.12% of the converter system’s overall efficiency is possible.


Boost multilevel inverter; Maximum power point tracking; Multilevel inverter; One switch improved gain converter; Solar photovoltaic system

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