Transformer‐Based Z‐Source Inverter with MVDC Link
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DepartmentIngeniería Eléctrica; Ingeniería en Automática, Electrónica, Arquitectura y Redes de Computadores
SourceRenewable Energy and Power Quality Journal, Vol. 20, pp. 579-583
Z‐source inverters have attracted considerable attention in renewable energy systems like photovoltaic (PV) systems due to advantages such as buck–boost power conversion in single stage, shoot-through capability, and wide range of input voltage regulation. Transformer-Based Z-source inverters (TransZSI) based on magnetically coupled inductors and reduced number of passive components can be used to improve the boost capacity of these inverters, and to increase the voltage levels. Medium voltage DC (MVDC) is being used more and more in distribution grids and renewable energy systems. This paper presents a transZ-source inverter with MVDC link where renewable energy systems and energy storage systems can be integrated. The active and reactive powers and DC voltage are controlled by acting on the modulation index and shoot-through duty cycle of the converter. The trans-Z-source inverter is evaluated under different operating conditions to illustrate its suitable operation. © 2022, European Association for the Development of Renewable Energy, Environment and Power Quality (EA4EPQ). All rights reserved.