Synchronization of a renewable energy inverter with the grid

Nader Anani, Omar Al-Kharji Alali, Mahmoud Al-Qutayri, Saleh Al-Araji

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The design, mathematical analysis, and testing results of the architecture of a new all-digital phase-locked loop system for synchronizing a voltage source DC-AC single-phase inverter with the low voltage utility grid are presented. The system which is based on the time-delay digital tanlock loop was simulated using matlab/simulink and was tested by subjecting the grid voltage to various perturbations similar to those which can occur in a real power system, such as voltage sags and nonlinear distortion of the grid voltage waveform. Results indicate that even in the presence of such perturbations the system achieved and/or re-gained synchronization within 100 ms. The proposed system is all-digital and can be readily implemented using a field programmable gate array and easily embedded into a power inverter.

Original languageBritish English
Article number043103
JournalJournal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2012


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