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Analysis of Energy Efficiency of Standalone PV Cell Through HC Algorithm and Transconductance

Ashutosh Kumar, Vikas Janjria


This research could be used to analyze in the development of maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithm. This thesis presents the modeling and simulation of hill climbing (HC) MPPT using novel Single Ended Primary Inductance Converter (SEPIC). This research firstly introduces a practical model of photovoltaic by which the photovoltaic array’s model is obtained. The HC algorithm is used to track the maximum power from the solar panel. The MPP of solar panel varies with irritation and temperature. A DC to DC improved SEPIC converter is used in connection with PV arrays for achieving operation in maximum power point and keeping output voltage constant. In this improved converter, two inductors are used for feeding the load by two independent switches. The whole system is simulated using MATLAB/Simulink and simulation results presented.

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