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Buck converter for low-power PV modules: A Comparative Study

Author
Reverter, F.; Gasulla, M.
Type of activity
Presentation of work at congresses
Name of edition
32nd Eurosensors Conference
Date of publication
2018
Presentation's date
2018-09-09
Book of congress proceedings
Eurosensors 2018, Graz, Austria, September 9-12, 2018: proceedings, volume 2
First page
1
Last page
4
DOI
10.3390/proceedings2131050
Project funding
Holistic approach to powering the nodes of the internet of things
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/132572 Open in new window
URL
https://www.mdpi.com/2504-3900/2/13/1050 Open in new window
Abstract
Autonomous sensors that harvest energy from the environment usually employ a dc/dc converter to regulate the operating voltage of the energy transducer around its maximum power point (MPP). In this context, this work evaluates the efficiency of a buck converter when regulating the operating point of two low-power photovoltaic (PV) modules subjected to different irradiance levels. The buck converter operates in burst mode (BM) and is able to transfer the energy from the PV module to a storage uni...
Keywords
autonomous sensor, buck converter, burst mode, dc/dc converter, energy harvester, photovoltaic module, sensor node
Group of research
e-CAT - Electronic Circuits and Transducers

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