Reconfigurable Partial Power Converter for Power Optimizers in PV Systems

Nicolas Muller, Freddy Flores-Bahamonde, Daniel Pesantez, Hugues Renaudineau, Diana Lopez-Caiza, Samir Kouro

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Abstract

Power Optimizers are a trending solution for photovoltaic (PV) applications since they allow high energy yield performing energy conversion and distributed maximum power point tracking (DMPPT). Because of its benefits in terms of efficiency, component rating and power density, partial power converter (PPC) is a very attractive solution to operate as power optimizers. In this paper, a new reconfigurable Full-bridge-based PPC is proposed. The reconfigurable scheme allows to take advantage of both step-up PPC of Type I, and step-down PPC of Type II. In order to enlarge the operation range, the proposed converter can also be reconfigured as a classical full-power converter. Theoretical analysis of the converter is provided and simulation results show the correct operation of the proposed reconfigurable PPC, and validate its effectiveness and performances.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIECON 2022 - 48th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781665480253
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event48th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2022 - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 17 Oct 202220 Oct 2022

Publication series

NameIECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)
Volume2022-October

Conference

Conference48th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2022
Country/TerritoryBelgium
CityBrussels
Period17/10/2220/10/22

Keywords

  • Partial Power Converter
  • Power Optimizer
  • PV
  • Reconfigurable Partial Power Converter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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