Nanotech 2014 Vol. 3
Nanotech 2014 Vol. 3
Nanotechnology 2014: Electronics, Manufacturing, Environment, Energy & Water

Solar Power, Fuel Cells, Renewables & Carbon Capture Chapter 5

Solar Energy System Prototype with a Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT)

Authors: A.A. Abdelmoaty, A. Helmy, A.A. Rezk, Y. Ismail

Affilation: The American University in Cairo, Egypt

Pages: 375 - 378

Keywords: photovoltaic, energy harvesting, MPPT, battery charging, power management unit, mobile platforms

The paper shows the design and implementation of a novel power management unit that combines (mixes) several power harvesting sources and delivers (routes) the power to the working load and the battery. The system can also re-utilizes the power saved in the battery during moments with high harvesting power output to complement the needed operating power of the load in case of insufficient power from the solar harvesting units.

ISBN: 978-1-4822-5830-1
Pages: 588
Hardcopy: $209.95

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