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.
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - 1996|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1996 19th Convention of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in Israel - Jerusalem, Isr|
Duration: 5 Nov 1996 → 6 Nov 1996
|Conference||Proceedings of the 1996 19th Convention of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in Israel|
|Period||5/11/96 → 6/11/96|