Category: Photovoltaic Sources

Power Stage Design

A switching DC/DC buck converter topology is chosen. The DC/DC converter is operated at a constant switching frequency and input DC voltage, while the regulation of the output voltage is obtained by varying the converter duty cycle (D). The scheme of the DC/DC buck converter circuit is that illustrated in Fig. 7.13. In such a […]

Selection of the Best Topology

On the basis of the analysis developed in Chap. 7, the considered DC/DC converter topologies, i. e., the buck converter, the boost converter, and the buck-boost con­verter, are all, in principle, possible candidates to be used for the power amplifier stage of a PV emulator. Anyway, the following practical considerations suggest the employment, when possible, […]