Date

12-2014

Degree Name

BS in Electrical Engineering

Department

Electrical Engineering Department

Advisor

William L. Ahlgren

Abstract

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.