Testing and performance evaluation of water pump irrigation system using voltage-lift multilevel inverter

Johny Renoald Albert, Albert Alexander Stonier, Kumarasamy Vanchinathan

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The positive or negative output voltage-lift technique contributes to energy conversion. This topology is modified from two configurations: the super-lift and voltage-lifting techniques. The proposed model introduces the progress of the symmetric Voltage-Lift Inverter (VLI) technique in which the semiconductor switches are reduced compared to the conventional or modified type of Multilevel Inverter (MLI). From a research point of view, the parameters are analysed in-field programme gate array. It comprises Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) rules to help maximising the system voltage with the aid of Maximum Power Point (MPP) tracking in PV-fed inverter for water pumping applications. The performance factors under different PV irradiation conditions are analysed using MATLAB/Simulink and Hardware-based results. Solar-Photovoltaic (S-PV) modules are fed to the proposed inverter, which is then connected in series with the combination of a submersible water pump. It will enhance power by the MPP approach for symmetric inverter technology, which is performed with the necessary voltage conversion applied in water pump irrigation used for agriculture-specific areas. In this method, a voltage-lift inverter can test and evaluate the desired output level necessary for power conversion to the solar water pump method. Results represent to save the fuel and electricity costs with the help of solar-fed water pump using Induction Motor (Im) load. The minimum harmonics from simulation and hardware circuits are achieved by the variation of optimum pulses given into converter switches. Due to the reduced bulky semiconductor devices and filter elements, it anticipates the improved efficiency of the proposed inverter system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8162-8175
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Ambient Energy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Photovoltaic
  • field programme gate array
  • maximum power point
  • particle swarm optimisation
  • voltage-lift inverter


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