The performance of the multilevel converter topologies for PV inverter
Conference: CIPS 2012 - 7th International Conference on Integrated Power Electronics Systems
03/06/2012 - 03/08/2012 at Nuremberg, Germany
Proceedings: CIPS 2012
Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
Kashihara, Yugo; Itoh, Jun-ichi (Nagaoka University of Technology, 1603-1 Kamitomioka-cho, Nagaoka City Niigata, Japan)
This paper discusses the performance of a 5-level ANPC inverter for PV system which is evaluated by using the optimize design method. In addition, the performance of a 5-level ANPC inverter is then compared with the conventional 2-level inverter, 3-level NPC inverter and 3-level T-type NPC inverter. From the comparison results, within the range of switching frequency from 1 kHz to 1 MHz, the 5-level ANPC inverter can achieve the highest efficiency, and the 3-level T-type NPC inverter can achieve the highest power density converter.