Three-Phase Three-Level T-type Grid-Connected Inverter with Reduced Number of Switches

ALTIN N., SEFA İ., Komurcugil H., ÖZDEMİR Ş.

6th International Istanbul Smart Grids and Cities Congress and Fair (ICSG), İstanbul, Turkey, 25 - 26 April 2018, pp.58-62 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/sgcf.2018.8408942
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.58-62
  • Keywords: T-type, three-level inverter, two-leg inverter, reduced number of switches, PR controller, grid interactive, CONTROL STRATEGY, CONVERTER, IMPLEMENTATION, DESIGN, MODE, VSI


In this study, a three-phase three-level T-type neutral point clamped grid connected inverter with reduced number of switch is proposed for distributed generation systems. The proposed inverter topology has only two legs and totally eight semiconductor switches. Thus, advantageous multi-level inverter technology has been achieved with less number of semiconductor switches resulting in reduced circuit complexity. The proportional-resonant controller in stationary reference frame is designed to control the proposed inverter, thus fast dynamic response and good reference tracking ability is obtained with zero steady-state error. The feasibility and correct operation of the proposed system is validated through MATLAB/Simulink simulation studies. The obtained results show that proposed three-phase three-level T-type inverter exhibits comparable performance with the conventional T-type inverters. Furthermore, total harmonic distortion level of the output current is computed as 2.07%, which is in accordance with the limits specified by the international standards such as IEC61727 and IEEE1547.