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Multi-input high step-up inverter with soft-switching capability, applicable in photovoltaic systems

Multi-input high step-up inverter with soft-switching capability, applicable in photovoltaic systems

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In this study, a new multi-input high step-up inverter, based on isolated soft-switching DC–DC converter blocks is proposed. Each of these blocks can provide zero-voltage and zero-current switching for its semiconductors, which improve power efficiency. The interesting feature of this DC–DC converter is using bidirectional switches to generate both positive and negative output voltage levels in each DC–DC block with an appropriate control scheme. Each DC–DC converter operates by simple pulse width modulation control through fixed frequency and has two degrees of freedom, which provide the capability of output voltage regulation or maximum power point tracking. The proposed inverter consists of the cascaded connection of these DC–DC converters at their output terminal. This inverter can operate with high voltage gain, where the output voltage of each DC–DC converter is regulated. Furthermore, it can generate more output voltage levels with less number of DC–DC blocks. All these advantages make the proposed inverter suitable for photovoltaic power conditioning systems. In this study, the theoretical analysis with steady-state waveforms, design constraints, resonant tank analysis and comparison study are given. Then, experimental results of both the proposed inverter and its DC–DC blocks are presented.

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