A Novel Control Strategy in Grid-Integrated Photovoltaic System for Power Quality Enhancement

Mpho Sam Nkambule, Ali N. Hasan, Ahmed Ali, Thokozani Shongwe

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The integration of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and utility grids has gradually gained significant interest in improving the sustainability of clean power supply for society. However, power quality remains a challenge due to partial shading conditions and harmonics. To overcome these drawbacks, a flexible radial movement optimization based on a dynamic safety perimeter maximum power point tracking algorithm is employed to track maximum power out of a PV system and to ensure that the optimum voltage level at the common DC bus is obtained under partial shading conditions using fixed-tilt installation configuration. Furthermore, a novel inverter control loop system with a double second order generalized integrator phase-locked loop (DSOGI-PLL) is also proposed to mitigate harmonics and improve the power quality of the grid interfacing PV system using MATLAB SIMULINK software. The proposed system has several merits, such as better harmonic suppression capability, control adaptivity, rapid tracking speed, low computational burden and phase and grid synchronization.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5645
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2022


  • dynamic safety perimeter (DSP)
  • flexible radial movement optimization (FRMO)
  • inverter control loop system (ICLS)
  • maximum power point tracking
  • partial shading conditions (PSC)
  • photovoltaic system
  • power quality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Building and Construction
  • Fuel Technology
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Energy (miscellaneous)
  • Control and Optimization
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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