PROJECT TITLE :
Novel Transformerless Grid-Connected Power Converter With Negative Grounding for Photovoltaic Generation System
This paper proposes a novel transformerless grid-connected power converter with negative grounding for a photovoltaic generation system. The negative terminal of the solar cell array can be directly connected to the ground in the proposed grid-connected power converter to avoid the transparent conducting oxide corrosion that occurs in some types of thin-film solar cell array. The proposed grid-connected power converter consists of a dc–dc power converter and a dc–ac inverter. The salient features of the proposed power converter are that some power electronic switches are simultaneously used in both the dc–dc power converter and dc–ac inverter, and only two power electronic switches operate at high switching frequency at the same time (one is in the dc–dc power converter and the other is in the dc–ac inverter). The leakage current of the photovoltaic generation system is reduced because the negative terminal of the solar cell array is connected directly to the ground. Finally, a prototype was developed to verify the performance of the proposed grid-connected power converter. The experimental results show that the performance of the proposed grid-connected power converter is as expected.