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.
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