Single phase grid connected power converter topologies with power pulsation compensation

Gottardo, Davide (2020) Single phase grid connected power converter topologies with power pulsation compensation. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.

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Following the ever increasing penetration of grid connected distributed generation, EVs battery chargers, and distributed energy storage systems, the requirement for power converter having rated power ranging from 1 to 15kW is rising.

In order to facilitate the introduction of power converters in residential application, \red{including single-phase systems}, high power density is desirable, as long as it does not have significant negative impact on cost and reliability.

The topic of this work is the implementation of new topologies for single phase AC-DC systems. In the first part of the work, a literature review of existing solutions is presented, with focus on active ripple power decoupling and leakage current elimination in transformerless PV systems. \red{Two converter topologies, the Double-Full-Bridge Converter (DFBC) and the Jumping-Capacitor Converter (JCC) are proposed, both able to achieve active ripple power cancellation using the concept of ripple port. The JCC particularly suitable for use as transformerless PV converter, thanks to its leakage currents filtering capability.}

A new modulation technique capable of achieving zero voltage switching without the need for resonating LC circuits is proposed. \red{The modulation takes advantage of the mutual coupling between the magnetic elements of different fundamental cells in order to shape the current ripple waveforms, achieving ZVS with a low ripple amplitude.} The technique can be applied to the proposed topologies but also on many other topologies.

The proposed solutions are validated by simulations and experimental results.

Item Type: Thesis (University of Nottingham only) (PhD)
Supervisors: De Lillo, Liliana
Emprigham, Lee
Costabeber, Alessandro
Keywords: Power converter, Ripple power decoupling, Zero voltage switching
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK3001 Distribution or transmission of electric power
Faculties/Schools: UK Campuses > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Item ID: 63299
Depositing User: Gottardo, Davide
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2020 04:40
Last Modified: 31 Dec 2020 04:40

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