Study on a cascaded DC-DC converter for use in building-integrated photovoltaics

  title={Study on a cascaded DC-DC converter for use in building-integrated photovoltaics},
  author={Simon Ravyts and Mauricio Dalla Vecchia and Jeroen Zwysen and Giel Van den Broeck and Johan Driesen},
  journal={2018 IEEE Texas Power and Energy Conference (TPEC)},
In this paper, a two-stage power-electronics topology is presented for use in a BIPV module-level converter, connected to a low-voltage DC microgrid. The converter is built up as a cascade of two topologies, being an interleaved boost converter and a phase-shifted full bridge. The interleaved boost converter was chosen to lower the current stresses for the components and to reduce the required input and output capacitance due to the ripple current cancellation in the in- and output. The full… CONTINUE READING


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