Educational Lighting Smart Grid: Quasi-MPPT Solar Module using a Buck-Boost Converter
Abstract: The project’s goal is to learn about the construction and operation of a Maximum Power Point Tracking System connected to a Solar Panel, using a Buck-Boost Converter to deliver energy to a 48V DC bus. The Buck-Boost Converter has been chosen as the most appropriate topology from the point of operation of the Solar Panel regulation. The implementation of MPPT algorithm has been done using a low cost MCU. This work has been done under the Mexican program Delfin 2014 ("Programa Interinstitucional para el Fortalecimiento de la Investigación y el Posgrado del Pacífico").
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.15592/workrooms.2014.0002
Date: July 2014
Keywords: Maximum Power Point Tracking, DC-to-DC Converters, Lighting Smart Grid, Solar Energy, Delfin program (Mexico).