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Simulation of three-phase grid interactive inverter for wind energy systems

Electrical energy’s transfer, obtained from the wind energy systems, directly to the grid or load is not possible in terms of efficiency and usability. For these reasons, grid interactive inverters are largely used for wind energy systems. In this study, three phase grid interactive Voltage Source Inverter (VSI) controlled by Space Vector Pulse Width Modulation (SVPWM) has been performed.

The current controller model, Proportional-Integral (PI) controller regulated the injected grid current, has been implemented as the grid interactive VSI control model. In order to operate between inverter and gridsynchronously, the phase angle of grid voltage is detected by using Phase Locked Loop (PLL) in dq-synchronous reference frame. This system has been simulated under MATLAB/SIMULINK. Simulation results illustrate that inverter output voltages are in same phase and frequency with grid voltages.