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Optimal Battery Charger Fed by Photovoltaic System based on Decreased Charging Current Method

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International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2016
Authors:
Hussain S. Maraud, Isam M. Abdulbaqi
10.5120/ijca2016909419

Hussain S Maraud and Isam M Abdulbaqi. Article: Optimal Battery Charger Fed by Photovoltaic System based on Decreased Charging Current Method. International Journal of Computer Applications 139(12):12-21, April 2016. Published by Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA. BibTeX

@article{key:article,
	author = {Hussain S. Maraud and Isam M. Abdulbaqi},
	title = {Article: Optimal Battery Charger Fed by Photovoltaic System based on Decreased Charging Current Method},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2016},
	volume = {139},
	number = {12},
	pages = {12-21},
	month = {April},
	note = {Published by Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA}
}

Abstract

The charger is the most important part of the solar system because the only limited-age part of this system is the storage batteries. Storage batteries are essential in all standalone solar electric systems (PV power systems). Their efficiency and life time affects significantly the overall PV system performance and economics. The storage battery's effectiveness depends on the charging process. The maximum power point tracking (MPPT) technique is adopted to maximize the PV output power for any temperature and irradiation conditions.

This solar charging system is composed of a solar panel, lead-acid batteries, buck converter as power charger circuit and a PIC81F45K22 microcontroller as a control unit.

The simulation results are achieved by using Simulink Proteus Isis Professional software. These results allowed to demonstrate the validity of the proposed charging technique. The battery charger prototype was tested and the results obtained allowed to conclude about the conditions of permanent control on the battery charger.

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Keywords

Lead-Acid Battery, State of Charge, Photovoltaic System, MPPT, Optimal Battery Charger