Design and Simulation of a Standalone Photovoltaic System Using Synchronous Boost Converter and Reduced Switch Five-Level Inverter

  • Kshirod Kumar Rout
  • Sivkumar Mishra
  • Pravat Kumar Biswal
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 109)


This paper presents the design and simulation of a standalone photovoltaic (PV) system. To convert DC voltage obtained from the solar panels, which varies with the temperature and light intensity, synchronous boost converter (SBC) accompanied with maximum power point tracking technique (MPPT) is used. The SBC with a negative feedback loop path with PI controller is used for maintaining the voltage constant. In order to drive AC loads, the constant DC voltage outputs of two SBCs are fed to a reduced switch five-level (RSFL) inverter circuit resulting in AC output voltage to drive AC loads. Simulink models and the output waveforms of the solar panels, SBCs, and the RSFL are presented in this work.


Synchronous boost converter Reduced switch five-level inverter Photovoltaic cell MPPT Zero-voltage switching Zero-current switching 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kshirod Kumar Rout
    • 1
  • Sivkumar Mishra
    • 2
  • Pravat Kumar Biswal
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of EEEIIITBhubaneswarIndia
  2. 2.Department of EEECAPGS, BPUTRourkelaIndia
  3. 3.Department of EEEKIITBhubaneswarIndia

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