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Power gyrator structures and their use as cells for energy processing in photovoltaic solar facilities

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4 Author(s)
Martinez, H. ; Dept. of Electron. Eng., Tech. Univ. of Catalonia (UPC)., Barcelona, Spain ; Grau, A. ; Bolea, Y. ; Gamiz, J.

This paper provides a classification of high efficiency switching power-gyrator structures and their use as cells for energy processing in photovoltaic solar facilities. Having into account the properties of these topologies presented in the article, their inclusion in solar facilities allows increasing the performance of the whole installation. Thus, the design, simulation and implementation of a G-type power gyrator are carried out throughout the text. In addition, in order to obtain the maximum power from the photovoltaic solar panel, a maximum power point tracking (MPPT) is mandatory in the energy processing path. Therefore, the practical implementation carried out includes a control loop of the power gyrator in order to track the aforementioned maximum power point of the photovoltaic solar panel.

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Emerging Technologies & Factory Automation (ETFA), 2012 IEEE 17th Conference on

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17-21 Sept. 2012