Maximum power point tracking for low power photovoltaic solar panels

  title={Maximum power point tracking for low power photovoltaic solar panels},
  author={Murat Bodur and Muammer Ermis},
  journal={Proceedings of MELECON '94. Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference},
  pages={758-761 vol.2}
  • M. Bodur, M. Ermis
  • Published 12 April 1994
  • Computer Science
  • Proceedings of MELECON '94. Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference
A maximum power point tracker unit is developed for the optimum coupling of photovoltaic panels (PVP) to the batteries and load through a controlled DC-DC power converter (chopper). The system consists of three main units: (i) the photovoltaic panels that convert solar power to electricity; (ii) a chopper which couples the power of PVP to the load or batteries at a constant voltage; and (iii) maximum power point (MPP) computing unit that determines the set point of the chopper to keep the panel… Expand
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