Modeling and Comparison of Boost Converter With Cascaded Boost Converters

  • Nesrine BoujelbenEmail author
  • Ferdaous Masmoudi
  • Mohamed Djemel
  • Nabil Derbel
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Photovoltaic (PV) energy is a very important renewable energy source. The output voltage in renewable energy sources a is improved using DC-DC converters, which are the key part in a photovoltaic chain. Among the classic DC-DC topologies, the boost converter is the most used because of its simplicity and high efficiency. The aim with this converter that the switching frequency is limited so the output voltage is reduced. A possible solution to this problem is to use other topologies; the quadratic boost converter results from the generalized cascaded boost topologies with a single switch and the double cascade boost results from the association of two identic elementary boost converters connected in tandem. In this chapter a comparison of the efficiency of the classic boost converter with the two cascaded boost converters is discussed.


Boost converter Quadratic boost converter Double cascade boost converter Efficiency 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nesrine Boujelben
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ferdaous Masmoudi
    • 1
  • Mohamed Djemel
    • 1
  • Nabil Derbel
    • 1
  1. 1.Control and Energy Management Laboratory (CEMLab), Sfax Enginering SchoolUniversity of SfaxSfaxTunisia

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