DESIGN OF CONVERTER FOR LOW POWER PHOTOVOLTAIC CONVERSION SYSTEM
|Swapnil Zadey1, Subroto Dutt2
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The solar energy conversion system is an alternative for conventional power generating system. It has no running cost due to freely available and non polluting solar radiations. The voltage which is available from solar array is variable and to obtain a stable voltage from solar panels, DC-DC converters are required for constant power production. There are mainly three converters namely Buck, Boost and Buck-Boost converters which can be used for either increasing or decreasing the voltage. This paper presents mobile charging circuit with a PV source. The circuit structure of the proposed system adopts buck converter combined PWM MPPT technique. In this research, buck converter is used as a charger for charging mobile battery. The input voltage can typically change from (12V) initially, down to (5V), and provide a regulated voltage within the range of the 4.5V required for the charging of mobile batteries.