1st Edition

Non-Isolated DC-DC Converters for Renewable Energy Applications

  • Available for pre-order. Item will ship after April 21, 2021
ISBN 9780367654580
April 21, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
224 Pages 122 B/W Illustrations

USD $130.00

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Book Description

Photovoltaic (PV) energy generation is an excellent example of large-scale power generation through various parallel arrangements of small voltage generating cells or modules. However, PV generation systems require power electronic converters system to satisfy the need for real-time applications or to balance the demand for power from electric. Therefore, a DC-DC power converter is a vital constituent in the intermediate conversion stage of PV power. This book presents a comprehensive review of various non-isolated DC-DC power converters.

Non-Isolated DC-DC Converters for Renewable Energy Applications presents the original investigation and scope to design new families of converters:

  • DC-DC multistage power converter topologies,
  • multistage "X-Y converter family",
  • Nx IMBC (Nx Interleaved Multilevel Boost Converter)
  • Cockcroft Walton (CW) Voltage Multiplier based Multistage/Multilevel Power Converter (CW-VM-MPC) converter topologies and
  • Z source and Quasi Z source

These all are discussed to show how they can achieve the maximum voltage conversion ratio by adapting the passive/active component in the circuits. For assessment, we have recommended novel power converters through their functionality and designs, tested and verified by numerical software. Further, the hardware prototype implementation is carried out through a digital processor, and the results always show a good agreement with basic theoretical hypotheses.

This book offers guidelines and recommendation for future development with DC-DC converters in renewable energy applications based on cost-effective and reliable solutions.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
1.1 Motivation and Research
1.2 Book aim
1.3 Outlines of Chapters

2. Power Electronics Photovoltaic Configurations and MPPT Algorithms
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Power Electronics Photovoltaic Configurations
2.3 Maximum Power Point Tracking
2.4 Conclusion

3. Non-isolated Unidirectional Multistage DC-DC Power Converter Configurations
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Configurations of DC-DC Power Converter Configurations
3.3 Configurations of Single and Two-Stage DC-DC Power Converter
3.4 Configurations of Multistage DC-DC Power Converter
3.5 Multistage-SCBPC Family (Multistage Switched-Capacitor Based Power Converter Family)
3.6 Multistage-SIBPC Family (Multistage Switched Inductor Based Power Converter Family)
3.7 Coupled Inductor or Transformer Based Converter Family
3.8 Luo DC-DC Converter Family
3.9 Z Source DC-DC Converter Configurations
3.10 Cockcroft Walton Voltage Multiplier Based Multilevel DC-DC Converter Family
3.11 Comparison of DC-DC Multistage Converter
3.12 Conclusion 97

4. X-Y Power Converter Family: A New Breed of DC-DC Multistage Configurations for Photovoltaic Applications
4.1 Introduction
4.2 X-Y Power Converter Family: Universal Structure and Its Converter Configurations
4.3 Two-stage X-Y Power Converter Configurations (Basic X-Y Power Converter Configuration)
4.4 Three-stage X-Y Power Converter Configurations (Basic X-Y Power Converter Configuration with Voltage Doubler)
4.5 N-Stage L-Y Power Converter Configurations (L-Y Multilevel Boost Converter, L-Y MBC)
4.6 Conclusion

5. Self-Balanced DC-DC Multistage Power Converter Configuration without Magnetic Components for Photovoltaic Applications
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Recent DC-DC Multistage Converter without Inductor and Transformer
5.3 Self-Balanced DC-DC Multistage Power Converter Configuration without Magnetic Components
5.4 Voltage conversion ratio analysis without considering the switches and diode loss
5.5 Voltage Conversion Ratio Analysis with Considering the Switches and Diode Loss
5.6 Selection of Capacitor
5.7 Comparison of Converter Configurations
5.8 Validation of Self Balanced DC-DC Multistage Power Converter
5.9 Conclusion

6. T-SC MPC: Transformer-Switched Capacitor Based DC-DC Multistage Power Converter Configuration for Photovoltaic High-Voltage/Low-Current Applications
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Transformer and Switched-Capacitor (T-SC) based Multistage Power Converter with MPPT
6.3 Analysis of T-SC MPC configuration
6.4 Comparison of T-SC MPC Configuration with Recently Addressed Inductor-less and Transformer-less DC-DC Converters
6.5 Validation of T-SC MPC Configuration
6.6 T-SC MPC configuration with voltage multiplier
6.7 Conclusion

7. New Cockcroft Walton Voltage Multiplier based Multistage/Multilevel Power Converter Configuration for Photovoltaic Applications
7.1. Introduction
7.2. CW-VM-MPC or Nx IMBC Configuration
7.3. CW-VM-MPC configuration with recent DC-DC configurations
7.4. Validation of 3x CW-VM-MPC
7.5. Conclusion

8. Conclusion and Future Direction

9. References

View More



Frede Blaabjerg is honoris causa at University Politehnica Timisoara (UPT), Romania and Tallinn Technical University (TTU) in Estonia. He is Vice-President of the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences as well. He is nominated in 2014-2019 by Thomson Reuters to be between the most 250 cited researchers in Engineering in the world.

Mahajan Sagar Bhaskar is presently with Renewable Energy Lab, Department of Communications and Networks Engineering, College of Engineering, Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Sanjeevikumar Padmanaban is a Faculty Member with the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Esbjerg, Denmark.

Featured Author Profiles

Author - Sanjeevikumar  Padmanaban

Sanjeevikumar Padmanaban

Dr., Aalborg University - Esbjerg
Esbjerg, Southern Denmark, Denmark

Learn more about Sanjeevikumar Padmanaban »