MATLAB Modelling and Simulation of Reconfigurable Solar Converter: A Single-Stage Power Conversion PV-Battery System

Amardeep Potdar*, Pratik Ghutke**, Disha Potdar***, Anil Tekale****
* Department of Electrical Engineering, Zeal Polytrchnic, Narhe, Pune, India
** Department of Electrical Engineering, Tulsiramji Gaikwad-Patil College of Engineering & Technology, Nagpur,India
*** Electrical Engineering, Cusrow Wadia Institute of Technology, Pune, India
**** Department of Electrical Engineering, Parikrama College of Engineering, Kashti, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India.
Periodicity:April - June'2019


Solar energy will be changed by climatic conditions. Photovoltaic solar power generation is very sensitive to shading effect. Output of solar PV cell will be lessen, when a small part of a solar PV array is shaded. For solar photovoltaic systems, energy storage such as batteries and fuel cells has attracted considerably and demand for solar photovoltaic systems with energy storage devices has increased. If solar photovoltaic systems become a constant source of energy, resulting in improvement in solar photovoltaic values as well as performance. This article outlines a new converter called reconfigurable solar converter (RSC) for photovoltaic (PV) cells, especially for utility-scale PV applications. This document also includes MATLAB simulation and its results analysis. The main concept of the new converter is to use a single stage three-phase solar inverter for the DC / AC and DC / DC processes described in this document. This converter solution is attractive for photovoltaic systems with battery backup applications because it reduces the number of conversion stages, thereby increasing efficiency and reducing cost, weight and size. This document is very important for applications that are used to interpret the performance characteristics of the proposed RSC. This document proposes a new topology for the RSC that allows the use of a higher battery voltage than photoelectric voltage. The RSC concept is applied in local consumer optical battery applications. A range of RSC operating modes is suggested for optimal home use. Automatic change between these operating modes is another objective of this document.


Reconfigurable, Solar, Converter, Solar inverter, PV.

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Potdar , A., Ghutke, P., Potdar, D., & Tekale , A., (2019). MATLAB Modelling and Simulation of Reconfigurable Solar Converter: A Single-Stage Power Conversion PV-Battery System. i-manager’s Journal on Electrical Engineering, 12(4), 30-36.


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