International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research (ISSN 2347-4289)

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International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research  
International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research

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ISSN 2347-4289

Investigation Of Performance Analysis Of Pv Fed Multilevel Inverter For Water Pumping Applications

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Jayanthi. K, Kalpanadevi. K, Kiruthiga. G





ABSTRACT: In this paper, the proposed work is to extract maximum power from the PV powered water pumping system driven induction motor. The PV powered water pumping is commonly used for agriculture and households applications. To seek out the peak power from the PV array, the inverter is operated at variable frequency, to vary the output of the water pump. The proposed system utilizes the multilevel inverter to generate a sinusoidal waveform instead of quasi square wave inverter. The anticipated system has the benefits of less Total Harmonic Distortion in the output voltage, low switching losses, less in filter requirements, low heating of motor under rating condition, less in ripple torque production and so on. The fuzzy logic based peak power point tracking technique is employed. The extraction of peak power is achieved by varying the frequency of multilevel inverter in order to operate the induction motor at maximum torque condition. The additional features of the PV fed system is that, the motor current is limited to an upper limit of PV array current, so that motor winding and power semi conducting switches can be protected against excessive current flow. The system is tested using MATLAB/ simulink for change in insulation and change in temperature for the validation of the proposed work.



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