This article introduces a single-switch, high step-up, dc-dc converter based on coupled-inductor with three winding and voltage multiplier cell to obtain a very high-voltage conversion ratio. A passive clamp circuit is applied in the converter to recycle the energy of leakage inductance and reduce voltage stress of the main power switch. This leads to utilize a power switch with low on-state resistance and low voltage rating that decreases the conduction losses. Several advantages include low operating duty cycle, high voltage conversion ratio, low turn ratio of the coupled inductor, leakage inductance reverse recovery, reduced voltage stress of semiconductors, alleviation of diodes reverse recovery issue and high efficiency, which make the presented topology appropriate for sustainable energy applications such as photovoltaic systems. The operation principle and steady-state analysis of the suggested topology in continuous conduction mode are expressed in detail. Also, design procedure and theoretical efficiency analysis of the proposed topology are presented. Moreover, a comparison study is performed to demonstrate the superiority of the presented converter over several similar recently proposed dc-dc converters. Finally, the proposed dc-dc converter feasibility and performance are justified through a fabricated 216-W laboratory prototype at 50 kHz switching frequency.