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Solar Power Optimizer


Darshan Sagwekar , Atharva College of Engineering, Malad(W).; Pankaj Lade, Atharva College of Engineering, Malad(W).; Raju Kolekar, Atharva College of Engineering, Malad(W).; Kiran Abgul, Atharva College of Engineering, Malad(W).; Jennil Jain


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Renewable energy play an vital role in electricity generation. Various renewable energy sources like wind, geothermal, solar, and biomass can be used for generation of power and for meeting our daily energy needs. Energy from the sun is the great alternative for electricity generation as it is available everywhere. On an average the sunshine hour in India is about 6 to 7hrs annually also the sun shines in India for about 9 to 10 months in a year. Electricity from the sun can be generated through the solar panels. The Solar panels comes in various power output to meet the load requirement. Maximization of power from a solar panel is of special interest as the efficiency of the solar module is very low. A power tracker is used for extracting the maximum power from the solar panel module .The present work describes the maximum power point tracker (MPPT) for the solar module connected to a battery which is used as a load. A controller is used for control of the MPPT algorithm. The power tracker is developed and tested successfully. In Solar Power Optimizer, maximum power point tracking (MPPT) is used to maximize the panel output power, irrespective of the temperature and irradiation circumstances and of the load electrical specifications. A new MPPT system has been developed, consisting of a dc/dc converter. In this project we are using a Buck converter, which is controlled by a microcontroller-based unit. The main dissimilarity between the method used in the proposed Tracking system and other techniques used in the past is that the PV module output power is used to directly control the buck converter, thus reducing the difficulty of the system. The resulting system has lower-cost, high-efficiency and can be easily modified to handle more energy sources. So using this development Battery charging time and overall system cost can be reduced.

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Paper ID: NCTAAP127
Published in: Conference 4 : NCTAA 2016
Publication Date: 29/02/2016
Page(s): 542-547

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