Battery Charging from Photovoltaic Generator Using Step-Down Converter

Gani A.

2nd International Conference on Access to Recent Advances in Engineering and Digitalization, Kayseri, Turkey, 10 March 2021

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Kayseri
  • Country: Turkey
  • Kayseri University Affiliated: No


Photovoltaic (PV) generation systems are one of the most popular research areas in renewable energy. PV generation systems require rechargeable batteries for energy storage. PV generator may be considered as a direct current (DC) source. A step-down converter topology is used to regulate voltage and current of PV generator for battery charging.The main purpose of this study is to operate the designed PV generation system at a maximum power point (MPP) under different environmental conditions and to charge the battery effectively. Thereby, battery life cycle will be enhanced. To this aim, Soltech STH-215-P PV generator has been simulated with a step-down converter and leadacid battery in the MATLAB/Simulink environment.