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Development of a digital solar simulator based on full-bridge converter
Author(s): Chen Liu; Jian Feng; Zhilong Liu; Weichao Tong; Yibo Ji
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Paper Abstract

With the development of solar photovoltaic, distribution schemes utilized in power grid had been commonly application, and photovoltaic (PV) inverter is an essential equipment in grid. In this paper, a digital solar simulator based on full-bridge structure is presented. The output characteristic curve of system is electrically similar to silicon solar cells, which can greatly simplify research methods of PV inverter, improve the efficiency of research and development. The proposed simulator consists on a main control board based on TM320F28335, phase-shifted zero-voltage-switching (ZVS) DC-DC full-bridge converter and voltage and current sampling circuit, that allows emulating the voltage-current curve with the open-circuit voltage (Voc) of 900V and the short-circuit current (Isc) of 18A .When the system connected to a PV inverter, the inverter can quickly track from the open-circuit to the maximum power point and keep stability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9142, Selected Papers from Conferences of the Photoelectronic Technology Committee of the Chinese Society of Astronautics: Optical Imaging, Remote Sensing, and Laser-Matter Interaction 2013, 914222 (21 February 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2057677
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Chen Liu, Hefei Univ. of Technology (China)
Jian Feng, Hefei Univ. of Technology (China)
Zhilong Liu, Hefei Univ. of Technology (China)
Weichao Tong, Hefei Univ. of Technology (China)
Yibo Ji, Hefei Univ. of Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9142:
Selected Papers from Conferences of the Photoelectronic Technology Committee of the Chinese Society of Astronautics: Optical Imaging, Remote Sensing, and Laser-Matter Interaction 2013
Jorge Ojeda-Castaneda; Shensheng Han; Ping Jia; Jiancheng Fang; Dianyuan Fan; Liejia Qian; Yuqiu Gu; Xueqing Yan, Editor(s)

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