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Design of a DC-DC converter in residential solar photovoltaic system.

Darameičikas, M.; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Abu-Bakar, Siti Hawa; Sellami, Nazmi; Bani, Nurul Aini; Mas’ud, Abdullahi Abubakar; Ardila-Rey, Jorge Alfredo


M. Darameičikas

Firdaus Muhammad-Sukki

Siti Hawa Abu-Bakar

Nurul Aini Bani

Abdullahi Abubakar Mas’ud

Jorge Alfredo Ardila-Rey


This study looks at buck type switch mode power supplies (SMPS) suitability in residential solar photovoltaic (PV) applications, of which several factors affecting the desired output response are identified. The main objective of the study is to design robust converter controller, capable of maintaining constant output, with emphasis on good efficiency, stability and low output voltage ripple. One way of achieving this is by using the voltage mode control (VMC) technique. The main tool used for the converter analysis is the LT SPICE software. Converter performance is investigated without and with the developed control technique. Results obtained reveals satisfactory performance of voltage mode control (VMC).

Journal Article Type Conference Paper
Publication Date Mar 13, 2019
Journal Journal of Physics: Conference Series
Print ISSN 1742-6588
Electronic ISSN 1742-6596
Publisher IOP Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 1174
Article Number 012006
Institution Citation DARAMEIČIKAS, M., MUHAMMAD-SUKI, F., ABU-BAKAR, S.H., SELLAMI, N., BANI, N.A., MAS’UD, A.A. and ARDILA-REY, J.A. 2019. Design of a DC-DC converter in residential solar photovoltaic system. Journal of physics: conference series [online], 1174: proceedings of 2nd International women in science, engineering and technology conference 2018.(WiSET 2018), 17-19 July 2018, Kuala Lumpur, MY, article ID 012006. Available from:
Keywords Buck type switch mode power supplies; Solar photovoltaic; Converter controller; Constant; Efficiency


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