An Energy Stored Quasi-Z-Source Cascade Multilevel Inverter-Based Photovoltaic Power Generation System Academic Article uri icon


  • 1982-2012 IEEE. The quasi-Z-source cascade multilevel inverter (qZS-CMI) presents many advantages over conventional CMI when applied in photovoltaic (PV) power systems. For example, the qZS-CMI provides the balanced dc-link voltage and voltage boost ability, saves one-third modules, etc. However, the qZS-CMI still cannot overcome the intermittent and stochastic fluctuation of solar power injected to the grid. This paper proposes an energy stored qZS-CMI-based PV power generation system. The system combines the qZS-CMI and energy storage by adding an energy stored battery in each module to balance the stochastic fluctuations of PV power. This paper also proposes a control scheme for the energy stored qZS-CMI-based PV system. The proposed system can achieve the distributed maximum power point track for PV panels, balance the power between different modules, and provide the desired power to the grid. A detailed design method of controller parameters is disclosed. Simulation and experimental results verify the proposed system and the control scheme.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Sun, D., Ge, B., Liang, W., Abu-Rub, H., & Peng, F. Z.

citation count

  • 124

complete list of authors

  • Sun, Dongsen||Ge, Baoming||Liang, Weihua||Abu-Rub, Haitham||Peng, Fang Zheng

publication date

  • September 2015