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Effect of Solar Array Capacitance on the Performance of Switching Shunt Voltage Regulator

Kumar, Anil R and Suresh, MS and Nagaraju, J (2006) Effect of Solar Array Capacitance on the Performance of Switching Shunt Voltage Regulator. In: IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 21 (2). pp. 543-548.


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Due to high power demand photovoltaic regulators are being switched at high frequency. The solar cell capacitance increases the ripple voltage of the switching regulators at higher switching frequencies. Increased ripple due to array capacitance is calculated and its effect in limiting the maximum design switching frequency is studied. An experimental switching regulator is designed and used to confirm the theoretical considerations. This study has identified a method of solar cell capacitance measurement that is relevant to the design of a switching voltage regulator.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
Publisher: IEEE
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Keywords: Array capacitance;Pulse-width modulator (PWM);Shunt switching power conditioner
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:25
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/6293

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