Selective Source Power Converter for Improved Photovoltaic Power Utilization


This work proposes a new power conversion system suitable for supplying power to both ac and dc loads simultaneously from both ac sources, such as the power grid, and dc sources, such as a photovoltaic (PV) panel. First, an introduction of the motivation for proposing the new system and the objectives of the new system is given. Next, the new system and its building blocks are introduced. Then, the technical details about a built prototype conversion system are presented. Finally, a number of experimental results are provided to demonstrate the performance of the proposed system.

Meeting Name

IEEE Power and Energy Conference at Illinois (2013: Feb. 22-23, Champaign, IL)


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

AC And DC Loads; Building Blocks; Conversion Systems; Photovoltaic Panels; Photovoltaic Power; Power Conversion Systems; Power Grids; Technical Details; Energy Management; Energy Resources; Electric Power Utilization; Voltage Control; Maximum Power Point Trackers; Inverters; Power Conversion; Power Harmonic Filters; Photovoltaic Systems; Power Supplies To Apparatus; Photovoltaic Power Systems; Power Convertors

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

978-1467356022; 978-1467356015

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

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Publication Date

01 Feb 2013