Enhanced Power Quality in Single-Phase Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems: An Experimental Study

Abdellah Benabdelkader, Azeddine Draou, Abdulrahman AlKassem, Toufik Toumi, Mouloud Denai, Othmane Abdelkhalek, Marwa Ben Slimene, Daniela Cristina MOMETE (Editor)

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Abstract

The main aim of the research work presented in this paper consists of proposing an effective control scheme for a grid-connected single-phase photovoltaic (PV) system to enhance not only the power quality at the point of common coupling (PCC) but also to operate with a maximum power point tracking (MPPT) controller. Moreover, an orthogonal signal generator (OSG) module for effective grid synchronization, a current reference generation controller, and a PWM generating block have also been designed and included in this paper. The proposed control strategy allows the MPPT controller to switch to faulty mode and maintains the voltage according to network requirements using an adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS)-based control whenever a fault occurs at the PCC. The performance of the analyzed control strategy, which is based on the static compensation of the DC-link voltage fluctuations in a grid-connected inverter powered by PV, is further explored through simulations in MATLAB, and the results are included in this paper. Moreover, the control scheme is implemented experimentally using a dSPACE DS 1104 control board and then assessed on a small laboratory-scale single-phase PV system that is subjected to some fault scenarios. The simulation and experimental results have shown improved power quality and robustness against grid fluctuations, resulting in better dynamic performance.
Original languageEnglish
Article number4240
Pages (from-to)1-23
Number of pages23
JournalEnergies
Volume16
Issue number10
Early online date22 May 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2023

Keywords

  • orthogonal signal generator
  • DC-AC power quality
  • photovoltaic
  • ANFIS
  • MPPT

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