Dual-mode operation based second-order sliding mode control for grid-connected solar photovoltaic energy system

Adel Merabet, Labib Labib, Amer M.Y.M. Ghias, Ahmed Aldurra, Mahdi Debbouza

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Abstract

This paper proposes a second-order sliding mode control technique for the grid-connected solar photovoltaic system. The proposed technique is tested under grid faults to meet the requirements of low-voltage ride through capability. A dual-mode control technique of the converter and inverter is designed to maintain the required dc-link voltage regulation and the active-reactive power during grid fault. The sliding mode control technique is developed from the model of the grid connected to the converter and the dc-link. The proposed dual-mode control technique is validated using real-time simulator OPAL-RT and experimental three-phase grid-connected photovoltaic inverter system. Simulation and experimental results show that the control technique is quite effective in maintaining the dc-link voltage regulation and the power control. As it shows smooth transitions between the two modes of operation (normal and grid fault). Moreover, the sliding mode control approach is robust against unknown disturbances and uncertainties in the system.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)459-474
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems
Volume111
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2019

Keywords

  • Grid fault
  • Low-voltage ride through
  • Photovoltaic system
  • Sliding mode control
  • Solar energy

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