A New High Gain Boost Converter with Common Ground for Solar-PV Application and Low Ripple Input Current

Mohammad Zaid, Shahrukh Khan, Arshad Mahmood, Mohammad Ali, Adil Sarwar, Muhammad Khalid*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

5 Scopus citations


High gain DC-DC converters are needed to step up the low voltage generated from distributed generation (DG) sources. Many topologies of these converters which are proposed in the literature are not suitable for renewable applications because they lack common ground and low ripple continuous input current. High voltage gain, common ground structure and continuous input current with low ripple are inherent advantages of the converter proposed in this paper. The suggested converter has other attractive features like lower voltage stress on semiconductor devices, high gain per inductor and simple control. The gain and efficiency of the converter are also calculated in non-ideal conditions. In the lab, the prototype of the proposed converter with a power rating of 200 W is being constructed to check and verify the functionality of the proposed converter both in steady-state and dynamic conditions. The highest efficiency of the proposed converter is found to be 95.10% which is greater than traditional and other converters listed in literature. The converter has been found to function effectively in open-loop conditions and produces significant voltage gain at lower duty cycles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14655-14669
Number of pages15
JournalArabian Journal for Science and Engineering
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2023

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2023, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals.


  • Boost converter
  • Common ground
  • Equivalent series resistance (ESR)
  • High gain
  • Voltage stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General


Dive into the research topics of 'A New High Gain Boost Converter with Common Ground for Solar-PV Application and Low Ripple Input Current'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this