Phase-shifted pulse-width-amplitude modulation for quasi-Z-source cascade multilevel inverter-based photovoltaic power system Academic Article uri icon


  • The Institution of Engineering and Technology 2014. A phase-shifted pulse-width-amplitude modulation (PS-PWAM) is proposed for a quasi-Z-source cascade multilevel inverter (qZS-CMI)-based photovoltaic power system. The switching actions of each power device of the qZS-CMI in the PS-PWAM technique are greatly reduced when compared with that in the phase-shifted sinewave pulsewidth modulation, so the qZS-CMI's power loss is reduced when using the PS-PWAM. The PS-PWAM principle and the qZS-CMI's loss analysis are presented. The simulation and experimental results verify the proposed PS-PWAM and the resultant efficiency improvement.

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altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Liu, Y., Ge, B., Abu-Rub, H., & Peng, F. Z.

citation count

  • 56

complete list of authors

  • Liu, Yushan||Ge, Baoming||Abuā€Rub, Haitham||Peng, Fang Zheng

publication date

  • June 2014