Series Voltage Compensator for Differential Power Processing

Ping Wang, Minjie Chen

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Differential power processing (DPP) has been proved effective in many applications. This paper presents a Series Voltage Compensator (SVC) with partial power processing to compensate for the voltage difference between a variable dc bus voltage and a regulated load voltage required by the DPP system. The SVC is connected in series between the variable dc bus and the DPP system. It regulates the input voltage while only processing a fraction of the overall power. A variety of SVC topologies are compared and their performance limits are studied, providing insights into the power rating design and regulation range selection of SVC topologies. To validate the principles of the SVC, a buck-derived SVC is designed and applied to a 10-port MAC-DPP converter. The buck-derived SVC can efficiently convert an input voltage ranging from 50 V to 85 V into a regulated 50 V and feed it to the DPP system. It achieved 98.8% peak system efficiency while converting 55 V into 50 V.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationECCE 2020 - IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781728158266
StatePublished - Oct 11 2020
Event12th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2020 - Virtual, Detroit, United States
Duration: Oct 11 2020Oct 15 2020

Publication series

NameECCE 2020 - IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition


Conference12th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Detroit

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Control and Optimization
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


  • data center
  • differential power processing
  • partial power processing
  • photovoltaic system
  • voltage regulation


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