Advantage of boost vs. buck topology for maximum power point tracker in photovoltaic systems

Illan Glasner, Joseph Appelbaum

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Abstract

Electrical systems employing solar cells as the energy source are designed to operated at the point of maximum power of the solar cells. To track this point as the solar radiation and temperature vary a Maximum-Power-Point-Tracker (MPPT) is used. Most MPPT are based on a DC to DC converter of the Buck or Boost types. In this article we compare the energy efficiency of these converters and show that an MPPT based on the Boost converter configuration results in higher output power, thus better utilizing of the solar cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages355-358
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 19th Convention of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in Israel - Jerusalem, Isr
Duration: 5 Nov 19966 Nov 1996

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1996 19th Convention of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in Israel
CityJerusalem, Isr
Period5/11/966/11/96

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