Energies 2011, 4(12), 2224-2235; doi:10.3390/en4122224
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Analysis of a Single-Phase Z-Source Inverter for Battery Discharging in Vehicle to Grid Applications

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Received: 20 September 2011; in revised form: 23 November 2011 / Accepted: 25 November 2011 / Published: 15 December 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Electric and Hybrid Vehicles)
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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.
Keywords: Vehicle to Grid; electric vehicle; Z-Source inverter
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Yu, Y.; Zhang, Q.; Liang, B.; Liu, X.; Cui, S. Analysis of a Single-Phase Z-Source Inverter for Battery Discharging in Vehicle to Grid Applications. Energies 2011, 4, 2224-2235.

AMA Style

Yu Y, Zhang Q, Liang B, Liu X, Cui S. Analysis of a Single-Phase Z-Source Inverter for Battery Discharging in Vehicle to Grid Applications. Energies. 2011; 4(12):2224-2235.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Yu, Yifan; Zhang, Qianfan; Liang, Bin; Liu, Xiaofei; Cui, Shumei. 2011. "Analysis of a Single-Phase Z-Source Inverter for Battery Discharging in Vehicle to Grid Applications." Energies 4, no. 12: 2224-2235.

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