Converter system that does both dc-dc conversion and dc-ac conversion in a single stage is called a single-stage converter system (SSCS). Compared to a two-stage converter, SSCS is more efficient and compact in size. In this paper, a grid-connected SSCS (GCSS) system for photovoltaic (PV) applications is presented. This GCSS transfers power from PV to grid while tracking maximum power point (MPP) continuously. The proposed system has several desirable features such as low switching loss, high gain, and compact size that makes this GCSS suitable for PV systems, where the PV system output voltage is low and varies with time. Design of the presented GCSS components with necessary equations and derivation of both current control loop and voltage control loop required for operation are given. Proposed GCSS is simulated using MATLAB/SIMULINK. Detailed simulation and experimental results are given to verify the efficacy of the proposed GCSS.
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