A Reconfigurable Three-Port DC-DC Converter for Integrated PV-Battery System

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IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, 2020, 8, (4), pp. 3423-3433
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In this article, a new nonisolated three-port dc-dc converter to integrate a battery storage with a photovoltaic (PV) module is proposed for off-grid solar-power applications. The proposed converter can be used to integrate the PV module with a backup battery to minimize the impacts of renewable-energy intermittency and unpredictable load demand. The proposed converter is reconfigurable and able to operate as a conventional boost converter, a buck-boost converter, or a forward converter in different modes to support several power flow combinations and achieve power conditioning and regulation among the PV module, battery, and output port, simultaneously. Nevertheless, the power stage only consists of two switches, one coupled inductor, one diode, and two capacitors. A high-voltage conversion ratio is achieved by using a coupled inductor and by combining the PV module and the battery in series. Experimental results of the proposed converter operating in the steady state and during transitions between different modes are reported.
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