Dc-dc converter operation for power extraction from a PV panel

This tutorial will describe how a dc-dc converter is used to boost the voltage produced by a PV panel so that it may be connected to the grid. The tutorial will describe the need for a transformer and how the switching of the dc-dc converter has to be modified due to the presence of the transformer. The converted boosted voltage will be further converted back to ac grid voltage but this is not a part of this tutorial.

The report for the tutorial can be found in the link:

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Check out a short slideshow/animation about reactive power compensation:

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The simulation files for the tutorial can be purchased from the link:


All the latest updates in the project are added to the Updates page:


The latest version of the software can be found on the link:


In order to install the software, read the document INSTALL.pdf:


To use the software, check out the user manual:


For further questions, contact me by email at pythonpowerelectronics@gmail.com.