Novel High Efficiency H-Bridge Transformerless Inverter for Grid-Connected Single-Phase Photovoltaic Systems

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Conference Proceeding
2018 IEEE Region 10 Symposium, Tensymp 2018, 2018, pp. 95 - 99
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© 2018 IEEE. This paper proposes a new H-bridge type transformerless inverter for grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) application. The proposed H-bridge zero voltage switch controlled rectifier (HB-ZVSCR) inverter uses additional switches and diodes at the AC side with voltage clamping feature to the DC midpoint. Main characteristics of the proposed inverter are the high conversion efficiency and low leakage current, which make it a suitable candidate for grid-connected PV applications. The analysis and operating principles of the proposed inverter are discussed in details. This theoretical findings has been simulated using PLECS software to verify the common mode voltage (CMV) and leakage current behaviors and the results are compared with similar existing midpoint voltage clamping inverter topologies (i.e. HB-ZVR and HB-ZVR-D). Furthermore, power loss and efficiency of the proposed inverter have been evaluated and compared with existing topologies.
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