Investigation of Dual Input Based Z Source Converter for Solar Wind Application


  • K. Balaji Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, St. Peter's Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Sundaram Arumugam Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering, Navajo Technical University, Crownpoint, NM 87313, USA


High power production of Z source converter using the dual input concept. The traditional voltage source inverter functions like a step-down inverter, but the voltage is raised. As the current source inverter contains a step-up inverter, the voltage generated by the inverter is lower than that of the VSI. The proposed multi-input solar and wind-based power production feed the single Z source inverter in linear load. The photovoltaic has been designed by using semiconductor devices such as silicon, copper. Based on the device, the power will be produced. The wind supplies more power, but the maintenance cost is too high. The proposed two input sources, wind and combined solar power using the dc-dc converter, are given to the z source inverter for increased power. The switch is linked in series with the solar and wind energy supplies to enable the various modes of operation. The power will be checked at the output of the converter in MATLAB/SIMULINK software.


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