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The paper concentrates on a comparison between two DC/DC converters topologies, the conventional Boost and the Multi Level Boost Converter (MLBC), for connecting into PV systems. Several performance criteria are included as part of this comparison process for both converters under varying climatic conditions (irradiation and/or temperature). The DC/DC converters' function is to serve as an interface between PV generator and load. We apply MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking) control with duty cycle adjustment using PWM technique for extracting the highest achievable output power from PV generator. The multilevel boost converter (MLBC), which is capable of monitoring and maintaining an equal voltage on all N output levels, along with controlling the input current. MATLAB/Simulink simulation results highlight the performance of the Multi-Level Boost Converter (MLBC) converter topology, to match the GPV voltage to the load.
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