1 Department of Energy Technology, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University, VBN2 The Faculty of Engineering and Science (ENG), Aalborg University, VBN3 Power Electronic Systems, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University, VBN4 Electric Power Systems, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University, VBN
The virtual output impedance loop is known as an effective way to enhance the load sharing stability and quality of droop-controlled parallel inverters. This paper proposes an improved design of virtual output impedance loop for parallel three-phase voltage source inverters. In the approach, a virtual output impedance loop based on the decomposition of inverter output current is developed, where the positive- and negative-sequence virtual impedances are synthesized separately. Thus, the negative-sequence circulating current among the parallel inverters can be minimized by using a large negative-sequence virtual resistance even in the case of feeding a balanced three-phase load. Furthermore, to adapt to the variety of unbalanced loads, a dynamically-tuned negative-sequence resistance loop is designed, such that a good compromise between the quality of inverter output voltage and the performance of load sharing can be obtained. Finally, laboratory test results of two parallel three-phase voltage source inverters are shown to confirm the validity of the proposed method.
Proceedings of the Ieee Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition 2012, 2012, p. 2466-2473
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