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Analysis of a Single-Phase Z-Source Inverter for Battery Discharging in Vehicle to Grid Applications

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Author(s): Yifan Yu | Qianfan Zhang | Bin Liang | Xiaofei Liu | Shumei Cui

Journal: Energies
ISSN 1996-1073

Volume: 4;
Issue: 12;
Start page: 2224;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Vehicle to Grid | electric vehicle | Z-Source inverter

ABSTRACT
Vehicle to Grid technology allows the batteries of electric vehicles to operate as energy storage elements for renewable energy power systems. The Z-Source inverter is a new and attractive topology for the power electronics interface. In this paper, the equivalent DC-link voltage ripple of a single-phase Z-Source inverter for Vehicle to Grid applications is analyzed in this paper before deriving a general design approach for the Z-Source network. These theoretical findings, and design rule for a Z-Source network have been confirmed by computer simulations and a laboratory-implemented prototype.
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