Predictive control of a single-stage boost DC-AC photovoltaic microinverter

Diana Lopez, Freddy Flores-Bahamonde, Samir Kouro, Marcelo A. Perez, Ana Llor, Luis Martinez-Salamero

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Commercial photovoltaic microinverter topologies are normally composed of two stages: a step-up DC-DC stage and a step-down dc-ac stage. Nevertheless, to achieve high-ratio conversion, a high frequency transformer is used in the DC-DC stage, resulting in a bulky configuration with a high cost of implementation. To minimize these issues, a single stage boost inverter is proposed, composed by two bidirectional boost DC-DC converter. The control of this topology is complex due to its high non-linearity behaviour. Therefore, this paper presents a control methodology based on Finite Control Set Model Predictive Control (FCS-MP) algorithm with predictions of the system variables through the inverter model and an optimization process. Each boost DC-DC converter of the inverter is regulated to achieve an output signal composed of the sinusoidal wave with a dc bias. The main features of the boost inverter and predictive control are analysed. Simulations are shown in order to validate the proposed control and the converter for grid-connected PV applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IECON 2016 - 42nd Annual Conference of the Industrial Electronics Society
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509034741
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event42nd Conference of the Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2016 - Florence, Italy
Duration: 24 Oct 201627 Oct 2016

Publication series

NameIECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)


Other42nd Conference of the Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2016


  • Boost inverter
  • Grid-connected inverter
  • Photovoltaic system
  • Predictive control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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