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Volume 215, 2018The 2nd International Conference on Technology, Innovation, Society and Science-to-Business (ICTIS 2018)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Emerging Technologies and Applied Science|
|Published online||16 October 2018|
Implementation of Maximum Power Point Tracking to Improving the Solar Cell Efficiency
Institut Teknologi Padang, Electrical Engineering Department, Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia
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The sun is one of renewable energy sources. The use of sunlight using solar panels as a power plant began to be developed to reduce the use of fossil fuels. Solar panels have the advantage of being environmentally friendly because they do not have pollution-generating waste, are inexpensive and easy to apply. The power generated by solar panel is influenced by temperature and light intensity factor. The main problem of using solar panels is its efficiency is still low. This research presents an attempt to improve the energy conversion efficiency by solar panels by using Maximum Power Point Tracking method. The main principle of this method is adjusting the output voltage from the solar panel to obtain maximum power for different intensity of sunlight. The solar panel output voltage setting is performed using a buck boost converter controlled by MPPT system. The simulation results show that the use of this method of solar panel output power is higher by 64,78% -87,06% than without MPPT.
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