Harmonic Elimination of a PV Based Cascaded H-bridge Seven Level Inverter for Induction Motor Drive
Parul Gaur1, Yajvender Pal Verma2, Preeti Singh3

1Parul Gaur*, UIET, PU, Chandigarh, India
2Yajvender Pal Verma, UIET, PU, Chandigarh, India.
3Preeti Singh, UIET, PU, Chandigarh, India.
Manuscript received on December 13, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on December 22, 2019. | Manuscript published on January 10, 2020. | PP: 668-676 | Volume-9 Issue-3, January 2020. | Retrieval Number: C8354019320/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.C8354.019320
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Abstract: In today’s era, reliable and good quality power is an essential requirement in industry, which can be supplied by inverters at medium and high power. Most of the appliances in the industry require high power or medium power for their operation. Power electronics devices such as inverters work on medium voltage and high power and are suitable for industrial applications and renewable particularly Photovoltaic (PV) integration. Multilevel inverters are more superior to conventional inverters because of lower harmonics and switching losses, but as the number of levels increases, complexity also increases. Therefore, maintaining the harmonics at lower level and lesser complexity of multilevel inverters is a challenge for researchers. In this research paper, a novel approach for implementation of seven level cascaded H- bridge configuration of multilevel inverter using direct current source and photovoltaic panels has been demonstrated. The basic working principle of seven level cascaded hybrid bridge inverter, pulse width modulation techniques and total harmonic distortion are explained through simulations in Matlab and Xilinx 14.3 software and the same is experimentally validated through FPGA controller based Spartan 6. The designed seven level inverter results in lower total harmonic distortion with lesser complexity when used to connect PV panels. 
Keywords: Alternating Current, Cascaded H-bridge, Direct Current, Multilevel Inverter, Direct Current
Scope of the Article: Networked-Driven Multicourse Chips