Pulse Width Modulation based Solar Charge Controller

Aldrin Claytus Vaz, C. Gurudas Nayak, Dayananda Nayak

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Abstract

Solar Home Systems has the potential to offer many benefits to the user and to the society as a whole. The ease of using this clean energy makes it a viable choice. Solar Charge Controller (SCC) is a part of Solar Home System which is responsible for the energy conversion. The main aim of this work is to develop a high efficiency SCC at an affordable price without compromising on its performance. The proposed SCC works on the principle of Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) controlled DC-DC converter for charging the battery. PIC microcontroller is used in implementing the design. PWM pulses control the charging of the battery which are generated by the PIC microcontroller depending on various input variables. The designed SCC is tested to check whether it matches all the proposed technical specifications. The product is designed to support 120W of DC load.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Electronics and Communication and Aerospace Technology, ICECA 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1067-1071
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781728101675
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 06-2019
Event3rd International Conference on Electronics and Communication and Aerospace Technology, ICECA 2019 - Coimbatore, India
Duration: 12-06-201914-06-2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Electronics and Communication and Aerospace Technology, ICECA 2019

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Electronics and Communication and Aerospace Technology, ICECA 2019
CountryIndia
CityCoimbatore
Period12-06-1914-06-19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Optimization
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing

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    Vaz, A. C., Gurudas Nayak, C., & Nayak, D. (2019). Pulse Width Modulation based Solar Charge Controller. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Electronics and Communication and Aerospace Technology, ICECA 2019 (pp. 1067-1071). [8822050] (Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Electronics and Communication and Aerospace Technology, ICECA 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICECA.2019.8822050