Power Quality Analysis for Brushless DC Motor Drive Fed by a Photovoltaic System Using SRF Theory

  • S. R. RajasreeEmail author
  • V. Ravikumar Pandi
  • K. Ilango
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 626)


Harmonic contents present in power network have adversely affected the power quality and this reduces the stability of the system. In this paper, active filter-based compensation has been developed using the PV source. A nonlinear BLDC load is considered which injects more harmonic current in the system whereby increasing the total harmonic distortions (THD). This THD value needs to be maintained below the permissible limit by properly controlling the shunt active power filter (SAPF) to get effective compensation. In this work, synchronous reference frame (SRF) theory is used to produce the compensating current required for canceling the harmonic content produced by the BLDC load and for compensating the reactive power. The energy to active filter is obtained from PV array and the intermediate DC-to-DC converter stage is used to smoothen the operation of BLDC motor drive. The complete system is modeled and simulated in MATLAB Simulink. From the simulation analysis, it shows that the reduction of THD (%) is within the limits and VAR compensation is achieved thereby improving the power factor.


Active filter BLDC motor drive Harmonics MPPT Power quality Synchronous reference frame theory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. R. Rajasree
    • 1
    Email author
  • V. Ravikumar Pandi
    • 1
  • K. Ilango
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Electronics EngineeringAmrita School of EngineeringAmritapuriIndia
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Electronics EngineeringAmrita School of EngineeringChennaiIndia

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