Bi-directional converter with low input/output current ripple for renewable energy applications

Abbas A. Fardoun, Esam H. Ismail, Ahmad J. Sabzali, Mustafa A. Al-Saffar

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Abstract

In this paper, a new wide conversion ratio step-up/down bi-directional converter is presented. The proposed converter is derived from the conventional Single Ended Primary Inductor Converter (SEPIC) topology and it can operate into a capacitor-diode voltage multiplier, which offers simple structure, reduced electromagnetic interference (EMI), and reduced semiconductors' voltage stresses. Other advantages include: continuous input/output current, extended step-up and step-down voltage conversion ratio without extreme low or high duty-cycle, simple control circuitry, and near zero input and output current ripples compared to other converter topologies. The low current ripple and high gain features result in a longer life-span and lower cost of the energy storage battery system. The theoretical analysis results obtained with the proposed structure are compared with other bi-direction converter topologies. Simulation and experimental results are presented to verify the performance of the proposed bi-directional converter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition
Subtitle of host publicationEnergy Conversion Innovation for a Clean Energy Future, ECCE 2011, Proceedings
Pages3322-3329
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event3rd Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2011 - Phoenix, AZ, United States
Duration: Sep 17 2011Sep 22 2011

Publication series

NameIEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition: Energy Conversion Innovation for a Clean Energy Future, ECCE 2011, Proceedings

Other

Other3rd Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhoenix, AZ
Period9/17/119/22/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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