Improvement of Solar Home System Performance by Using Charge Controller with Memory

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Author(s) Ahammad | Ahmad Jawad | Dilara Ireen Swarna
Pages 636-369
Volume 5
Issue 12
Date December, 2015
Keywords Adaptive Low Voltage Disconnect, Programmable Low Voltage Disconnect, Pulse Width Modulated Charge Controller, Solar Home System Performance, Memory Charge Controller.

Abstract

Sustainable electrical sources like solar photovoltaic are becoming progressively significant as environment friendly substitute to fossil fuels. But while they are advantageous for the environment, sustainable sources are not always easy to apply. These sources are categorized by both rigorous peak – power limitations and ‘use it or lose it’ handiness. Efficacious application of sustainable energy sources therefore depends on strict attention to efficiency in both power conversion and energy storage. A charge controller is an essential part of nearly all power systems that charge batteries, whether the power source is renewables or utility grid. The aim of a charge controller is to keep the batteries properly fed and safe for the long term. A charge controller is a regulator that goes between the solar panels and the batteries. The authors intend to show the importance of charge controller with memory for improving the overall performance of solar home systems.

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