Keywords and Phrases
High Step-Up DC-DC Converters; High-Voltage Gain DC-DC Converters; Power Electronics Converters; Renewable Energy Applications; Solar Photovoltaic System; Voltage Boosting Techniques
"This research is focused on developing several advanced topologies of high step-up DC-DC converters to connect low-voltage renewable energy (RE) sources, such as photovoltaic (PV) panels and fuel cells (FCs), into a high-voltage DC bus in renewable energy applications. The proposed converters are based on the combinations of various voltage-boosting (VB) techniques, including interleaved and quadratic structures, switched-capacitor (SC)-based voltage multiplier (VM) cells, and magnetically coupled inductor (CI) and built-in-transformer (BIT). The proposed converters offer outstanding features, including high voltage gain with low or medium duty cycle, a small number of components, low current and voltage stresses on the components, continuous input current with low ripple, and high efficiency. This research includes five new advanced high step-up DC-DC converters with detailed analyses. First, an interleaved converter is presented, which is based on the integration of two three-winding CIs with SC-based VM cells. Second, a dual-switch converter is proposed, which is based on the integration of a single three-winding CI with SC-based VM cells. Third, the SC-based VM cells are utilized to present three new Z-source (ZS)-based converters. Fourth, two double-winding CIs and a three-winding BIT are combined with SC-based VM cells to develop another interleaved high step-up converter. Finally, two double-winding CIs and SC-based VM cells are adopted to devise an interleaved quadratic converter with high voltage gain. The operating and steady-state analyses, design considerations, and a comparison with similar converters in the literature are provided for each converter. In addition, hardware prototypes were fabricated to verify the performance of the proposed converters"--Abstract, page iv.
Kimball, Jonathan W.
Rownaghi, Ali A.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation
- A three-winding coupled inductor-based interleaved high voltage gain DC-DC converter for photovoltaic systems
- A three-winding coupled inductor-based dual-switch high step-up DC-DC converter for photovoltaic systems
- Z-source-based high step-up DC-DC converters for photovoltaic applications
- An interleaved high step-up DC-DC converter based on integration of coupled inductor and built-in transformer with switched-capacitor cells for renewable energy applications
- An interleaved quadratic high step-up DC-DC converter with coupled inductor.
xviii, 200 pages
© 2022 Ramin Rahimi, All rights reserved.
Dissertation - Open Access
Electronic OCLC #
Rahimi, Ramin, "Advanced topologies of high step-up DC-DC converters for renewable energy applications" (2022). Doctoral Dissertations. 3172.