Department

Electrical Engineering Department

Degree Name

BS in Electrical Engineering

Date

12-2014

Advisor

William L. Ahlgren

Abstract/Summary

The recent sustainable energy growth triggered a huge power electronics demand, specifically related to power conversion. My senior project is a design of a buck converter which steps down the voltage from photovoltaic cells ranging from 5 to 40V to a rechargeable battery with 5V. This converter has a high enough power efficiency to effectively convert the energy harnessed from PV panels.

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