PV-Active Power Filter Combination Supplies Power to Nonlinear Load and Compensates Utility Current

Nguyen Duc Tuyen, Goro Fujita

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The photovoltaic (PV) generation is increasingly popular nowadays, while typical loads require more high-power quality. Basically, one PV generator supplying to nonlinear loads is desired to be integrated with a function as an active power filter (APF). In this paper, a three-phase three-wire system, including a detailed PV generator, dc/dc boost converter to extract maximum radiation power using maximum power point tracking, and dc/ac voltage source converter to act as an APF, is presented. The instantaneous power theory is applied to design the PV-APF controller, which shows reliable performances. The MATLAB/SimpowerSystems tool has proved that the combined system can simultaneously inject maximum power from a PV unit and compensate the harmonic current drawn by nonlinear loads.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7070666
Pages (from-to)32-42
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Power and Energy Technology Systems Journal
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1



  • Active power filter (APF)
  • instantaneous power theory
  • photovoltaic (PV)
  • power quality
  • renewable energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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