Faculty Advisor

Bitar, Stephen J.

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to design and build a Maximum-Peak-Power-Tracking (MPPT) System for a solar powered batter charger. A solar panel's voltage and current were continuously monitored by a microcontroller based system to determine the instantaneous power. Pulse-Width-Modulation (PWM) was then used to adjust the duty cycle of a Cuk style DC-DC converter to draw energy from the panel at its peak power point and to charge a battery. System operation was tested and verified.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2005

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Program

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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