Analysis of the use of micro DC/DC converters focused on the maximum extraction of energy in photovoltaic farm

  • Juan Vargas Escuela Politécnica Nacional
  • Jorge Luis Medina Mora Escuela Politécnica Nacional
  • Marcelo Pozo Escuela Politécnica Nacional
  • Eduardo Ávila Escuela Politécnica Nacional
  • NATALY POZO Escuela Politécnica Nacional
  • GABRIEL SALAZAR Escuela Politécnica Nacional
Keywords: power generation control; solar panels; photovoltaic cells; maximum power point trackers; switching converters; DC/DC converters; energy management

Abstract

This work presents an extended study of the work published in the magazine INCISCOS 2018 titled “Improving of the Photovoltaic High Power Plant Generation Using DC/DC Micro Converters”, and intented to increase the amount of electrical energy generation of a Photovoltaic Plant located in Salinas, Imbabura Province, Ecuador through the implementation of DC/DC converters in the solar panel arrays and tracking techniques of the maximum power point. The results show that the insertion of the DC/DC converters in the system causes an increase in the amount of active power. The system is analiced in variation of solar radiation or changes in the ambient temperature as well.

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Published
2019-03-29
How to Cite
Vargas, J., Medina Mora, J., Pozo, M., Ávila, E., POZO, N., & SALAZAR, G. (2019). Analysis of the use of micro DC/DC converters focused on the maximum extraction of energy in photovoltaic farm. Enfoque UTE, 10(1), pp. 205 - 217. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.29019/enfoqueute.v10n1.441
Section
Automation and Control, Mechatronics, Electromechanics, Automotive