Quasi-Z-source half-bridge DC-DC converter for photovoltaic applications

  title={Quasi-Z-source half-bridge DC-DC converter for photovoltaic applications},
  author={Dmitri Vinnikov and Andrii Chub and Oleksandr Huse and Janis Zakis},
  journal={2015 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT)},
This paper presents a novel quasi-Z-source halfbridge galvanically isolated DC-DC converter intended for the photovoltaic applications. The topology could be envisioned as an alternative to the boost half-bridge DC-DC converter but the benefit of its symmetric structure reduces the threat of transformer saturation due to the dc flux. The proposed converter features the continuous input current and could be used either with one or two input voltage sources.