Reconfigurable step-up/down partial power converter for PV power optimizer

H. Renaudineau, D. Pesantez, N. Muller, F. Flores-Bahamonde, S. Kouro, J. Rodriguez

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Abstract

This paper presents an innovative reconfigurable partial power converter (PPC) with step-up/down capability for photovoltaic (PV) power optimizer applications. By using a proper reconfigurable scheme, the proposed converter can operate as Type I PPC when operating as step-up, and Type II PPC when operating as step-down. Thanks to this feature, the proposed converter presents an inherent advantage compared to state-of-the-art of step-up/down PPCs. Indeed, the proposed converter presents higher partiality and wider operating range, leading to a more efficient and smaller solution. In order to validate its effectiveness and performances, the proposed converter is used as a PV power optimizer. Simulation results of the proposed reconfigurable step-up/down PPC for PV power optimizers show the interest of the proposed solution, with an estimated efficiency reaching 98.5%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2022
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728193878
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event2022 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2022 - Detroit, United States
Duration: 9 Oct 202213 Oct 2022

Publication series

Name2022 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2022

Conference

Conference2022 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDetroit
Period9/10/2213/10/22

Keywords

  • Partial power converter
  • Photovoltaic
  • Power Optimizer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Control and Optimization

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