A topology of DC-DC converter based on multi-winding transformer for grid integration of multiple renewable energy resources

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Inventions, 2020, 5, (3), pp. 1-17
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© 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This paper presents a topology of a multi-port phase shift converter for integration with a photovoltaic (PV) system, a wind turbine generator, and a battery to supply a grid-connected domestic load. The main advantage of the topology is using a multi-winding high-frequency transformer (MWHFT) to integrate the input and outputs of the system. In contrast with the case of using a common electrical bus, using MWHFT presents several advantages, such as isolating the converter ports, the easier matching of different voltage levels of the converter ports by adjusting turns ratio, simpler power flow control between the converter ports by applying leading or lagging phase shift angles, and eliminating the leakage current flow through the PV panels from the utility grid. A detailed analysis of the proposed topology and the control system is presented. A numerical simulation of the proposed system is carried out to confirm the system operation and control technique. The experimental tests have been conducted on a prototype converter to approve the proposed system performance.
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