Virtual Oscillator Control of Multiple Solar PV Inverters for Microgrid Applications
Keywords:Cascaded Sliding Mode Control (Cascaded SMC), Distributed Generation (DG), Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT), Microgrid, Photovoltaics (PV), Virtual Oscillator Control (VOC)
This paper proposes the inverter control strategy for multiple solar PV generation sources based on the two-stage converters with a combination of the modified virtual oscillator control (VOC) and the cascaded sliding mode control (SMC). With this proposed control strategy, the load power-sharing in proportion to the inverter rating is guaranteed when the solar PV output satisfies the power-sharing requirement. On the other hand, the control algorithm autonomously forces the solar PV to operate at the maximum power point if the solar PV output is lower than the power-sharing requirement. Various operating scenarios have been simulated to appreciate the effectiveness of the proposed control scheme for ensuring the load-power sharing and maintaining the voltage and frequency stability of the islanded microgrid containing a 100% solar PV generation.
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