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High Power Interleaved Boost Converter for Photovoltaic Applications

DOI: 10.4236/jpee.2018.65001, PP. 1-17

Keywords: Low Ripples, PV, Interleaved, Boost, Faulty, Remedy

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Interfacing DC sources to load/power grid requires DC converters that produce minimum level of current ripples. This is to limit the losses and hence increase the life span of these sources. This article proposes a simple inter-leaved boost converter that interfaces PhotoVoltaic (PV) module into a common DC-link. The article also addresses the faulty mode operation of the proposed circuit while advising the appropriate remedy actions. A MATLAB and Simulink dynamic platform are used to simulate the transient performance of the proposed converter. The results revealed the effectiveness and the viability of the proposed converter in reducing the ripples in the PV current without employing bulky input inductors or increasing the switching frequency.

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