A transformer-lesssingle-switchboost converter withhigh-voltagegain andmitigated-voltagestress applicable for photovoltaic utilizations
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Many of the photovoltaic (PV) panels generate the low amounts of the voltages under the limited values of the powers. In order to increase these voltages to be applicable for grid utilization, DC-DC boost converters are used. A novel nonisolated transformer-less switched-capacitor-based DC-DC power boost structure is combined with the quadratic converter in this study. The proposed converter has many advantages such the low-voltage stresses on the power components, higher voltage-gain, and ability to supplying the load under the low amounts of the switching time intervals. These features lead to fewer amounts of the currents for the power components in the topology for the continuous conduction mode which means less dynamic losses and higher efficiency. Another advantage of the proposed converter is including only one power switch that simplifies the controller design for implementation purposes. A comprehensive mathematical analysis is presented and simulation with MATLAB/SIMULINK and implemented hardware test results confirm the theoretical investigations.