Faculty Advisor

Emanuel, Alexander E.

Abstract

This project investigated the performance of various solar maximum power point tracking algorithms on a single hardware platform. It also developed a low-cost hardware platform including a rudimentary solar cell emulator circuit and a maximum power point tracker circuit to test these algorithms. Additionally, the project covered the development of the two software algorithms that were tested in the project: the ”Sweep” algorithm and the ”Perturb and Observe” algorithm.

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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