Publication Type : Conference Paper
Publisher : 2010 International Conference on Industrial Electronics, Control and Robotics, IECR 2010
Source : 2010 International Conference on Industrial Electronics, Control and Robotics, IECR 2010, Rourkela, p.79-84 (2010)
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ISBN : 9781424485468
Keywords : AC generator motors, Alternate Source, BOOST converter, Controllers, DC power transmission, DC-DC converters, High currents, Industrial electronics, Input voltages, Load change, MATLAB /simulink, Non-renewable, Output power, Output voltages, Photovoltaic cells, Photovoltaics, PI Controller, Pulse width modulation, Pulse Width Modulation (PWM), Pumps, PV arrays, Remote rural areas, Robotics, Rural areas, Solar energy, Solar panels, Solar radiation
Campus : Coimbatore
School : School of Engineering
Department : Mathematics
Year : 2010
Abstract : In today's world, as non-renewable sources of energy deplete fast, there is an urgent need to switch onto alternate sources of energy. Solar energy is a widely used, popular and viable alternate source of energy. In off the grid sectors such as remote rural areas; solar energy can be used for irrigation pumps which require about 240V ac supply, but owing to its low output power it is insufficient to drive high current loads such as pumps, motors etc. Hence we provide circuitry to amplify a low input voltage of 17.2 V, obtained from a solar panel and boost it to 325V dc by the use of multiple boost converters in cascade to provide the required gain. Attempts are made to configure and maintain a steady DC output voltage in spite of variation of solar voltage or any load changes by the use of PI controller. The circuit has been simulated in MATLAB/SIMULINK and the results are shown. The method used here scores owing to its simple construction, working and is efficient too. © 2010 IEEE.
Cite this Research Publication : S. Hariharan and Kumar, V. N., “Design of a DC - DC converter for a PV array”, in 2010 International Conference on Industrial Electronics, Control and Robotics, IECR 2010, Rourkela, 2010, pp. 79-84.