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Adam Kawa, Adam Penczek and Stanisław Piróg

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The paper treats about main problems of one phase DC-AC microinverters that allow single solar cell to be joined with the grid. One of the issues is to achieve high voltage gain with high efficiency in DC circuit, which is necessary for proper operation of inverter. The operating principles, results of practical implementation and investigations on boost-flyback converter, which meets mentioned demands, are presented. (high step-up DC-DC boost-flyback converter for single phase grid microinverter)

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J. Dawidziuk

Review and comparison of high efficiency high power boost DC/DC converters for photovoltaic applications

Recent environmental issues have accelerated the use of more efficient and energy saving technologies in renewable energy systems. High power high efficiency boost DC/DC converters for the use in photovoltaic, fuel cell systems are discussed in this paper from the viewpoint of power losses and efficiency. State of the art converters with switching frequency within the range of 25 kHz with IGBTs to 100 kHz with power MOSFETs and the highest efficiency close to 98%, depending on the load conditions, is considered. A comparison and discussion of the highest efficiency high power DC/DC boost converters is also presented in this paper.

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P. Suskis, A. Andreiciks, I. Steiks, O. Krievs and J. Kleperis

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The authors propose a micro-grid for autonomous wind-and-hydrogen power generation thus replacing such traditional fossil-fuelled equipment as domestic diesel generators, gas micro-turbines, etc. In the proposed microgrid the excess of electrical energy from a wind turbine is spent on electrolytic production of hydrogen which is then stored under low-pressure in absorbing composite material. The electrolyser has a non-traditional feeding unit and electrode coatings. The proposed DC/DC conversion topologies for different micro-grid nodes are shown to be well-designed. The prototypes elaborated for the converters and hydrogen storage media were tested and have demonstrated a good performance.