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International Journal of Emerging Technology in Computer Science & Electronics (IJETCSE)

ISSN: 0976-1353 Volume 14 Issue 2 APRIL 2015.


Assistant Professor, Dept. of EEE, BLDEAs CET vijayapura, Karnataka, India.
Assistant Professor, Dept. of EEE, Jain college of Engineering Belgaum,, Karnataka, India..,

Abstract - Power quality issues are one of the growing Increase in non-linearity causes different
problems for conventional energy source. This paper undesirable features like low system efficiency and
involves the design and analysis and simulation of poor power factor. Due to presence of linear and
Shunt active power filter for Photovoltaic (PV) nonlinear loads the changing impedance means that
generation system and power quality improvement.
the current drawn by the non-linear load will not be
Typical grid connected Photovoltaic system includes
Photovoltaic system, DC to DC Converters, inverter, sinusoidal even when it is connected to a sinusoidal
battery, related power electronics devices and loads. voltage. These non-sinusoidal currents contain
Inverter operates as a Shunt Active Power Filter harmonic currents that interact with the impedance of
(SAPF) and adopted with Non- linear control scheme the power distribution system to create voltage
woks on synchronous reference frame theory in order to distortion that can affect both the distribution system
compensate the Current harmonics, reactive power & equipment and the loads connected to it. So to reduce
supply voltage fluctuation. Maximum Power Point the current harmonics shunt active power filter is to
Tracking (MPPT) technique is provided to control be used which is connected in parallel to grid. Grid
boost converter. The battery charging and discharging
connected photovoltaic system generation systems
which is useful for grid back-up sources during peak
demand of energy. The overall system is analyzed by needs harmonic compensation, control of unbalanced
applying balanced and unbalanced linear and nonlinear current, an improved power factor, and anti-islanding
load condition and corresponding reading of before and methods [3]..Grid connected PV system yields
after compensation is checked. All the simulations are different kind of challenges so it is necessary to
carried out in MATLAB/SIMULINK environment and develop power electronics devices with modern
in each case, results demonstrating the power quality control strategy.
improvement in the system.

Keywords-Solar, Shunt Active power filter,


I. INTRODUCTION Based on the particular application, active power

filters can be classified Such as [2].
Renewable sources of energy are one of the 1. Based on Converter topology
emerging technology. Power quality issues and its Voltage source Converter
mitigation play important role in grid connected Current Source Converter
system A grid connected photovoltaic system will be 2. Based on filter topology
interacted with utility grid. If the power quality of the Shunt active filter
network is not bad then any load connected to it will Series active filter
run satisfactorily and efficiently. If the power quality 3. Based on Number of Phases
of the network is bad, then loads connected to it will Two-wire (single phase) system.
fail or will have a reduced lifetime, and the efficiency
Three or four-wire three-phase system
of the electrical installation will reduce.

International Journal of Emerging Technology in Computer Science & Electronics (IJETCSE)
ISSN: 0976-1353 Volume 14 Issue 2 APRIL 2015.



Figure 1 Shows a Block diagram of grid

Connected System. The system consists of a solar
PV array [1], DC/DC boost converter and DC/AC
converter. The PV array and is connected to the Fig2: Shunt active power filter
DC-side of the Voltage Source Inverter (VSI)
through the boost converter.
Ideal compensation requires the mains current
to be sinusoidal and in phase with the source voltage,
irrespective of the load current nature. The desired
source currents, after compensation, can be given as

= sinwt ( 1)

= sin(wt120) ( 2)

= sin(wt+120) (3)

The rotating synchronous-frame proportional-

integral (PI) controller is used in three-phase
inverters to obtain a zero steady-state error[5]

Fig 1:Block diagram of PV system interfaced with

The PV array is regulated by a DC/DC boost
converter to a fixed dc output, and is used to A. Synchronous Reference frame model
provide the power required for the load. inverter
operates as a shunt active power filter (APF) [ 3] + (4)
and adopted with non linear control scheme in
order to compensate voltage unbalances,
harmonics, reactive power and supply voltage + (5)
fluctuation .
Where denotes the inverter currents
Figure2 shows the Shunt active power filters
which compensate load current harmonics by expressed in the (d,q,0) synchronous frames, ,
injecting equal-but opposite harmonic compensating are the d-q components of source
current. It works similar to static compensator [4]. voltages , are the d-q components of the
The shunt active power filter operates as a
switching state function. is the DC bus voltage of
current source injecting the harmonic components
generated by the load. the inverter and w the main angular frequency[5]

B. Dc bus voltage regulation

In order to mention the DC bus voltage level; at

a desired value acting on active component can
compensate the losses through the inverter

= = = ( 7)

International Journal of Emerging Technology in Computer Science & Electronics (IJETCSE)
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Figure 4 shows control scheme of the inverter which

The output of the PI controller ( )is added to generate currents that are opposite to the undesirable
the active components to take care of regulation of components in the load currents and, improve the
the DC bus voltage and the losses in the inverter . power factor at the PCC. An indirect non linear control
technique of the three-phase inverter is proposed.
C. Current controller
It is based on the calculation of the positive
The aim of current controller is to compensate sequence component of the unbalanced load
harmonics ,reactive power and unbalances . current.inverter current expressed in (d,q,0)
synchronous frame Vd,Vq are the d-q components of
The control law is given by the relations source voltages. dnd,dnq are the d-q components of
switching state function Vdc is bus voltage of inveter.
+ (8)

+ . (9)


Source voltage 120V,50HZ
and Frequency
Nonlinear Load : Snubber
Universal bridges Resistance=10,
(Number of Snubber
Bridges 2,3) Capacitance=103 ,
Linear Load Resistance=30ohm Fig 4.Simulink Model of Control Scheme of Inverter

Table 1.Design Parameters The Matlab/ Simulink software tool is used to

test the results.
VII. SIMULINK CIRCUIT During the photovoltaic model simulation, the
temperature parameter [1] was set at constant value
25C and the irradiance parameter was set at 1000
W/m2 respectively.PV array Output Voltage 242V and
Current 82A as shown in Figure 5.

Fig 3: Simulink model of Overall system

Figure 3 shows the entire system is modeled on

MATLABTM R2011a and SimulinkTM.. Fig 5: Output Voltage, current, power Waveforms of
PV array.
Simulink Model of Control Scheme of Inverter

International Journal of Emerging Technology in Computer Science & Electronics (IJETCSE)
ISSN: 0976-1353 Volume 14 Issue 2 APRIL 2015.


In this paper, the performance evaluation of shunt

active filter for photovoltaic generation system for power
quality improvement is analysed Three phase inverter
operates as Shunt active filter works in multifunctional
way ,which avoids the use of passive filter that could
affect the performance of compensation system. Use of
this filter helps in reducing the current harmonics
introduced by nonlinear loads and intern helps in
improving the power factor at PCC. The THD of source
current is below 5% as per condition of harmonics limits
imposed by IEEE standards.
Fig 6:Output voltage waveform of Boost converter
around 650V
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