Modeling and control of stand-alone photovoltaic system based on split-source inverter

Amr A. Abd-Elaziz, Sherif M. Dabour, Mahmoud F. Elmorshedy, Essam M. Rashad

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Stand-alone photovoltaic (PV) systems have been used in remote electrification for decades due to their low infrastructure cost and clean energy source. However, their dependency on environmental conditions is a concerning issue. Therefore, backup energy storage is required along with a Maximum Power Point Tracking technique (MPPT). A dc-dc converter is usually used to implement MPPT before the inversion stage resulting in two-stage architecture. Meanwhile, single-stage conversion systems offer superior privileges in reducing the overall system's complexity, size, and cost. Among the single-stage boosting topologies, Split-Source Inverter (SSI) has been offered as an option with some advantages over the commonly used Z-source Inverter (ZSI). This paper presents step-by-step design procedures for a stand-alone PV system, including SSI and a Battery Storage System (BSS). Moreover, the small-signal model of the proposed system is analyzed to develop a robust control with superior dynamic characteristics. Finally, the control scheme is analyzed and simulated using MATLAB/Simulink.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication22nd International Middle East Power Systems Conference (MEPCON 2021) Proceedings
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781665419987
ISBN (Print)9781665419994
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2022
EventThe 22nd International Middle-East Power Systems Conference: MEPCON 2021 - Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
Duration: 14 Dec 202116 Dec 2021


ConferenceThe 22nd International Middle-East Power Systems Conference: MEPCON 2021
Abbreviated titleMEPCON 2021


  • stand-alone PV systems
  • single-stage
  • split-source inverter (SSI)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Optimization
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment


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