Design and Performance Analysis of Multi-use solar PV charge controller training system
Gauresh Ravikant Sawant,  Shubham Vinayak Bendkale,  Dattatray Gurunath Gawade,  Roshan Suresh Gawade,  Pratibha Bharat Pandit
Solar Photovoltaic System is a clean and green source of energy. Which is very much popular source of energy nowadays. Solar PV system is out there in varied forms. Off-Grid star PV system is appropriate for rural areas in an also the places, wherever frequent electricity outage is occurring. Solar Modules, Inverter and Batteries are major components of Off-Grid Solar PV System. Battery cost is around 40% of total system cost. That is why, maintenance of Battery is very much important task in operation and maintenance of solar PV system. Solar Modules are not an ideal source of charging a Battery. In order to maintain the battery lifecycle, charging algorithms should be followed with regulated voltage and current. To charge the battery with regulated voltage and current, Charge Controllers are used in Solar PV system. Mainly two types of charge controllers are available for battery Charging. 1) PWM Charge Controller and 2) MPPT Charge Controller. In this project we will be learning how PWM and MPPT charge controllers are used to maintain the battery life cycle and how both the charge controllers are different from each other. In addition to battery monitoring and management using PWM and MPPT, we will be implementing Manual and Automatic IV plotting of Solar Modules with Sun Tracking Mechanism using Actuator and Microcontroller.
Keywords- Charge controller, Battery, solar modules, Automatic IV Tracing, etc.
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Gauresh Ravikant Sawant,  Shubham Vinayak Bendkale,  Dattatray Gurunath Gawade,  Roshan Suresh Gawade,  Pratibha Bharat Pandit,   "Design and Performance Analysis of Multi-use solar PV charge controller training system"
, International Journal of Engineering Development and Research (IJEDR), ISSN:2321-9939, Volume.8, Issue 1, pp.413-417, January 2020, Available at :http://www.ijedr.org/papers/IJEDR2001079.pdf