Analysis of the passive damping losses in LCL-filter-based grid converters

Peña-Alzola, Rafael and Liserre, Marco and Blaabjerg, Frede and Sebastían, Rafael and Dannehl, J̈org and Fuchs, Friedrich Wilhelm (2013) Analysis of the passive damping losses in LCL-filter-based grid converters. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 28 (6). pp. 2642-2646. ISSN 0885-8993

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    Passive damping is the most adopted method to guarantee the stability of LCL-filter-based grid converters. The method is simple and, if the switching and sampling frequencies are sufficiently high, the damping losses are negligible. This letter proposes the tuning of different passive damping methods and an analytical estimation of the damping losses allowing the choice of the minimum resistor value resulting in a stable current control and not compromising the LCL-filter effectiveness. Stability, including variations in the grid inductance, is studied through root locus analysis in the z-plane. The analysis is validated both with simulation and with experiments.