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Power Management IC for Single Solar Cell

Abstract A single solar cell provides close to 0.5 V output at its maximum power point, which is very

low for any electronic circuit to operate. To get rid of this problem, traditionally multiple

solar cells are connected in series to get higher voltage. The disadvantage of this approach

is the efficiency loss for partial shading or mismatch. Even as low as 6-7% of shading can

result in more than 90% power loss. Therefore, Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT)

at single solar cell level is the most efficient way to extract power from solar cell.

Power Management IC (MPIC) used to extract power from single solar cell, needs to

start at 0.3 V input. MPPT circuitry should be implemented with minimal power and area

overhead. To start the PMIC at 0... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Singh, Shrikant (Author) / Kiaei, Sayfe (Advisor) / Bakkaloglu, Bertan (Committee member) / Kitchen, Jennifer (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical engineering / Charge pump / Integrated circuit / Maximum Power Point / Photo voltaic / Power Management / Solar cell
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 58 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Masters Thesis Electrical Engineering 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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