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Solar Powered Simplified Multilevel Inverter
|Bijo Reji1, Arun S2, Anish Benny3
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In the area of distributed energy systems and industrial motor drivesmultilevel converters and inverters are the emerging trends. Single phase inverter is widely used for stand-alone systems and micro-grid application. The major limitation faced by multilevel inverters are, number of switches required large which leads to higher switching losses. A novel solar powered extended simplified multilevel inverter is proposed, in which a single phase multilevel output can be attained using less number of switches. This paper observers the feasibility of the proposed topology using Matlab/Simulink software. A seven level output voltage is obtained with less harmonic content and reduced switching losses.