Faculty Advisor

Emanuel, Alexander E.

Abstract

The goal of this project was to design a Maximum Power Point Tracking system for solar panels that utilized a DC/DC converter and a microcontroller. The Perturb and Observe method was used to calculate and maintain the maximum voltage for a PV source with various voltage inputs ranging from 5V to 25V DC. The system was both simulated using Matlab Simulink and built using a converter and Arduino.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2017

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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