Simulation and analysis of an isolated full-bridge DC/DC boost converter operating with a modified perturb and observe maximum power point tracking algorithm

Calebe A. Matias, Girodani Pacífico Medeiros, Pedro H. F. Moraes, Bruno de A. Fernandes, Aylton J. Alves, Wesley P. Calixto, Geovanne P. Furriel

Abstract


The purpose of the present study is to simulate and analyze an isolated full-bridge DC/DC boost converter, for photovoltaic panels, running a modified perturb and observe maximum power point tracking method. The zero voltage switching technique was used in order to minimize the losses of the converter for a wide range of solar operation. The efficiency of the power transfer is higher than 90% for large solar operating points. The panel enhancement due to the maximum power point tracking algorithm is 5.06%.

Keywords


energy efficiency; geometric Brownian motion; Monte Carlo simulation; performance measurement and verification; solar water heating

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22149/teee.v2i2.93

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