Reconsideration of Grid-Friendly Low-Order Filter Enabled by Parallel Converters

Zhongyi Quan, Yun Wei Li, Yiwei Pan, Changpeng Jiang, Yongheng Yang, Frede Blaabjerg

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High-order filters like LCL filter have been popular in grid-tied power converters. Although featuring small size, LCL filters are not grid-friendly due to inherent resonance, especially when a large number of converters are in parallel operation in today‘s electric grid to attain modularity, reliability and redundancy advantages. Thus, this paper reconsiders the low-order L filter in parallel converters to eliminate the resonance and in turn to simplify the control. It is found that by interleaving a certain number of converters, the L filter will be the sufficient to meet the harmonic limit requirements of the standards while the filter size can be even smaller than the LCL filter. This further contributes to cost reduction as a promising solution for grid-friendly converters.
TidsskriftI E E E Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics
Udgave nummer99
Sider (fra-til)1-12
Antal sider12
StatusAccepteret/In press - jul. 2020

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