Modelling and Analysis of the Reliability of a PhotoVoltaic (PV) Inverter

Amirali Davoodi, Saeed Peyghami, Yongheng Yang, Tomislav Dragicevic, Frede Blaabjerg

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Abstract

In this paper, analytical equations are employed for electro-thermal modelling of a PhotoVoltaic (PV) inverter. This approach results in significantly faster reliability modelling, which is suitable for iterative design and analysis of large-scale systems. Next, considering the mission profiles, reliability metrics of the inverter are extracted for a case study system. Afterwards, the system reliability performance is characterized in terms of input power, switching frequency, and DC-link voltage of the inverter. Subsequently, by using this information, solutions are proposed to improve the inverter reliability and meet the intended requirements. In addition, the impact of the grid on inverter reliability is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2020 IEEE 11th International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2020
Pages297-303
ISBN (Print)9781728169903
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventIEEE 11th International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems - Virtual event, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 28 Sep 20201 Oct 2020

Conference

ConferenceIEEE 11th International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems
LocationVirtual event
CountryCroatia
CityDubrovnik
Period28/09/202001/10/2020
Series2020 Ieee 11th International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems (pedg)
ISSN2329-5767

Keywords

  • Reliability
  • PhotoVoltaic (PV) Inverter
  • Design for Reliability
  • Power Electronics

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