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Questions tagged [mppt]

Maximum power point tracking is a technique that grid connected inverters, solar battery chargers and similar devices use to get the maximum possible power from one or more photovoltaic devices, typically solar panels, though optical power transmission systems can benefit from similar technology.

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Different Wattage Solar Panels for Home [different Voltage/Ampere]

My current solar system for home 12V 100W polycrystalline Solar Panel. 12V 75Ah Lead Acid solar tubular Battery. PWM 12V 10A Solar Charge Controller. 12V Input and 200VA Output Inverter. Current ...
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Using IR2110 driver in synchronous buck converter?

in using MPPT charger for battery, can use a variable input- fixed output voltage regulator that will be connected to the solar panel input?, this way I can have 15V for VCC and 5V for VD. I really ...
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Bootstrap cap value and how it relates to fsw and duty cycle?

I am designing a synchronous buck converter with mppt. I have a question about the bootstrap capacitor value. Knowing that the duty cycle and fsw are dependent on this value. What is the best approach ...
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Solar panel voltage with buck converter and mosfets?

If the input voltage of the solar panel as Vin in the picture below. if Vin is in the range of 10 V to 37V.The average voltage value in the node in yellow during switch 1 is on and switch 2 is off is ...
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driving high and low side mosfet for synchronous buck converter?

I am designing an MPPT charge controller. I have chosen my MOSFETs to be both NMOS https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10213 (FQP30N06L) 60V, 30A. Since the gate voltage is 3 to 5V. I can drive the low ...
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Can I use a MPPT Solar Controller to charge my auxillary 12V AGM Battery from the car battery/alternator?

I have a RedArc solenoid and a Victron 75/15 Smart Solar Controller. Can I use the combination of these two units to charge an 12V AGM Deep Cycle auxiliary battery from the car battery/alternator ...
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Is MPPT of PV array possible if only converters are used and the connected load is a battery?

I am currently working on a project to harvest energy from solar PV panels. There are some difficulties that i am facing. I was able to achieve mppt using a constant resistive load with a converter. ...
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Achieving MPPT of a solar panel with LM2596

im having some trouble with DC converters in a solar system. I have a solar panel of 21V (Voc) and 1.33 (Isc). I have studied that with a DC buck converter with input regulation (Feedback loop taken ...
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Can multiple microinverters, connected in parallel to a single source, become unstable?

Just to get this out of the way, I realize that what I'm exploring is well outside the design specs for the hardware I'm using. Now that that's out of the way: I have a large lithium battery module ...
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Cathode to cathode diodes in schematics

I'm trying to understand the following circuits for an MPPT, and I do have some questions: Why there is a capacitor C6 in parallel with R2 for the voltage divider for analog reading, and how was the ...
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Designing an effective extensible solar cell + car battery setup [closed]

I've got a cabin that I visit on weekends and because I need to charge my computer and tools there, I decided to bring an old car battery and bought a solar panel to charge it. Right now I use a cheap ...
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Solar Li-Po battery charger with MPPT algorithm

I'm new here but I have read a lot of topics here about my question. I am designing a solar battery charger with MPPT algorithm but I don't know if I am doing it well. First of all my specs are here: ...
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New DIY project try to understand MPPT [closed]

I got used battery MODULE with the next specs "40V 18.4AH 736WH build of ninety six A123-26650 LITHIUM LIFEPO4 cell " Cell specs: Nominal Capacity: 2300mAh Voltage(nominal,V): 3.3V Internal ...
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How do MPPT charge controllers curtail the power if the load is less than the solar generation?

I am trying to understand how MPPT charge controllers work when the load is less than the solar power generation. Let's assume an off-grid system with battery backup and no dump load. In my ...
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MPPT without a battery

I have a device that pulls about 10 amps and is typically powered with a car battery. It runs fine with less amperage but needs 9 to 14 volts. I want to power my device directly from a solar panel but ...
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boost converter for ultra low power application

I want to design a dc-dc boost converter and manage power (MPPT) for an ultra-low power fuel which contains input voltage < 1 V and input current < 500 uA. if I choose simple boost converter, I ...
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How to model MPPT technique with PID controller

I need to model a MPPT algorithm with a PID controller at Simulink. The model will feed the gates of two mosfets of a push-pull converter. I have to extract max power from PV and have a fixed voltage(...
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How to efficiently charge 48V battery-motor system with solar panels

I'm wondering how to efficiently charge and use the following system with standard 18V solar panels: 48V lead-acid battery 1kW electric motor To charge the battery with either PWM or MPPT, the solar ...
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MPPT charging a li-ion battery

I just designed this MPPT solar charge controller which outputs 4.2 V regulated via MPPT, it uses the SPV1040 IC. This will be used on a satellite with 4 side panels, each with 8 solar cells in ...
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Help designing a satellite MPPT board [SPV1040] [duplicate]

I'm in the process of developing a pocketqube and I am currently working on the power system. I am hoping to use an SPV1040 MPPT IC to simplify the design and maximize efficiency. Each side of the ...
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Limit MPPT solar charger output voltage

I have a problem with my mppt solar voltage regulator. I have a campervan with three 320 W solar panels (Voc 40.8 V, Vmpp 33.3 V) connected in series on the roof, and two 260 Ah, 12 V AGM batteries ...
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Is a MPPT controller basically a buck converter with a feedback geared towards power?

Conceptually, is a MPPT controller for charging (simple) batteries with energy from solar panels basically a buck converter whose feedback loop (which influences the PWM duty cycle) is geared toward ...
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Parallel 'Gang' Wiring Several Solar Panels

I need to connect 3 similar 180W solar panels to my MPPT. Each one outputs max 9A. I would like to send a + wire and a - wire for each panel back to either a bus bar or a fuse box... and then use a ...
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Solar and Batteries [closed]

I want to ask a few questions that relate to solar panels and the charging of batteries. I have looked all over the internet for answers but have not found anything that answers my concerns. The most ...
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Can output current of buck current more then input current?

I want to power a bulb from solar panel(17V/.9A) but due to low resistace (2 Ohm)of load i have to reduce the input voltage to 5.5V @ 2.75A for max power. I am using generic buck converter (not any ...
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Design a Li-Po battery charger with small solar panel and charger controller with embedded MPPT

I'm designing a small solar charger with these characteristics: SOLAR PANEL Voc = 5,65 V Vmp = 4,25 V (Voc -25% approx.) Isc = 250 mA IC CHARGER CONTROLLER STMicroelectronics SPV1040 High ...
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How can I make an MPPT charge controller with database to get information about changing irradiance levels and the best V for each state

New to programming, I'm working on an MPPT project. I want to use the P&O algorithm but the issue of instability bothers me. I believe if the controller can be made smart, it'll be able to pick ...
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Need help to design inverter for 300watt solar panel

I have designed an inverter with PWM from Arduino and MOSFET bridge which is working from 12v, 20AH battery supply and converts it to 240v AC. Now I have bought a 300 Watt Solar panel with following ...
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MPPT Buck converter query

I am looking at prototyping a buck based MPPT solar cell system but am mainly confused by how the solar cell I-V characteristics are manipulated by the buck converter to give the optimum power to the ...
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The explanation of MPPT and its main function

I think the main function of MPPT is to find the max output power for us to let the power efficiency become the MAX. However,i am still not quite understand MPPT.Is MPPT a schematic or an algorithm?...
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MPPT Sunny Buddy (LT3652) + Solar Panel Voltage [closed]

I am having an issue using the sunny buddy mppt charger - The PV panels I am using give a voltage of 11-12V but when I connect the battery to the mppt, the voltage drops to 4-5V. Does anyone know ...
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Cutting Power to Solar MPPT

I have an EPEver 3210A MPPT connected to my solar panel and a battery to charge. I'm initially experimenting with a small size battery (12V, 7Ah) before I upgrade. The MPPT pulls 100mA from the ...
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how to design circuit of high side MOSFET switching with bootstraping and mosfet driver ic?

Hey im starting to learn about MOSFETs at my university classes, but Im having trouble trying to design a circuit for a buck boost converter for a MPPT solar charge controller. The part pushing me ...
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How does a maximum power point charge controller regulate the charging current, when it always draws the maximum current from the panel?

I want to understand exactly how an MPPT charge controller works and all I could find is this: An MPPT charger is a DC-DC transformer, that when it lowers the input voltage, it raises the output ...
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How to tell difference in MPP voltage and current between one solar cell and two cells in series

I am working in a group to design a Solar car (for WSC regs 2017) and am in charge of a lot of the electrical systems. I am trying to decide how many Maximum Power Point Trackers (MPPTs) to use. The ...
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Boost converter for PV applications

I am designing a 18V to 24V boost converter with a solar panel as its input and a variable resistor at the load side for taking measurements. The boost converter will be doing the Maximum Power Point ...
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how do solaredge power optimizers work? Can I use them to charge battery pack directly?

When looking for some MPPT solutions for a solar car, one of the things I have considered were these wonderful small "Solar Optimizer" modules provided by SolarEdge. However, they are clearly intended ...
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How does MPPT algorithm and 2-stage battery charging go together?

I understand that for finding the MPP of a solar panel, the PWM of a switching converter needs to be regulated based on an algorithm. And that if a battery is connected to the converter the output ...
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Regulating load to find MPP

I'm trying to design an MPPT system for photovoltaic cells for a school project. As far as I understand I have to change the duty cycle of a buck converter to change the voltage of the PV so I can ...
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two MPPT tracker on the same solar panel string?

I would like to know if possible to use two distinct MPPT on the same solar panel string.
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Is the power from solar panel redirected to load when battery is full?

When the solar panel attached to a charge controller then to a battery, simply stops the charging when the battery is full or Is the charge controller(MPPT) smart enough to redirect the power directly ...
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Is there a maximum switching frequency for solar cells ?

I'm wondering what the frequency response of a solar cell is. Does a solar cell behave like a low pass filter e.g if i switch a load at 1 MHz, 10 MHz, 100 MHz ? Does the output power decrease if the ...
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Solar cell power output comparison without MPPT

I am interested in measuring the relative power output of a solar cell when it is placed behind glass and other materials. For example, one might guess that the cell's power output is reduced by 70% ...
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Circuit breaker trip timing

I'm a little unfamiliar with circuit breaker specs and confused by this circuit breaker datasheet: https://www.waytekwire.com/datasheet/46974.pdf On the second page, it says that it takes more than ...
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Possible to connect MPPT via the load distribution bus?

Is it possible to connect my solar charge controller (MPPT) to my load distribution bus? This would mean that the cables from the bus to the battery would transfer both the load current and the charge ...
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MPPT solar charger for Lead Acid Battery

I've seen plenty of good MPPT (or similar to MPPT) chargers for solar panels, but they all seem to be made for lithium based batteries. Here's an example of what I've seen: https://www.adafruit.com/...
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Is there a good replacement for the spv1020 DC DC boost converter with mppt?

I'm trying to design a circuit which can drive a load and/or charge a battery from an arbitrary voltage solar panel. In my search for this, I've found many references for circuits using the SPV1020 IC,...
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MPPT for a load whose operating voltage is nearly equal to the solar panel's open circuit voltage

Is it possible to implement MPPT for a load whose operating voltage is nearly equal to the solar panel's open circuit voltage. edit: Is it possible with buck converter alone?
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Can I get all the energy from a PV system if it is only hooked up to a CC and batteries?

What I mean is that I know a charge controller regulates the voltage and current into your batteries to protect them (and CC's can incorporate MPPT's to extract more from your solar panels), but do ...
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vehicle dynamo with MPPT solar controller

I have a 1930's car with a Lucas dynamo. Originally it was a 6 volt system but now 12v. This is done without modifying the dynamo. Unloaded, the dynamo voltage can rise to over 20 volts and of course ...