Faculty Advisor

Bitar, Stephen John

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to design and develop a proof of concept Solar Charging Station capable of delivering power to up to four cell phones and two laptop computers simultaneously. A custom maximum power point tracker (MPPT) was designed to extract the maximum amount of power available from the solar panels. This MPPT sampled the voltage and current output of the solar panels and executed the “perturb and observe” algorithm to determine the maximum power point.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2015

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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