College - Author 1

College of Engineering

Department - Author 1

Electrical Engineering Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Electrical Engineering

College - Author 2

College of Engineering

Department - Author 2

Electrical Engineering Department

Degree - Author 2

BS in Electrical Engineering



Primary Advisor

Taufik, College of Engineering, Electrical Engineering Department


The photovoltaic industry is constantly looking for more efficient and affordable methods to boost power generation and equipment lifetime. This project considers the design, simulation, fabrication, and testing of a DC-DC switching converter for pre-regulator photovoltaic system applications. The proposed converter is unique in that the solar array is divided up and switched between series and parallel instead of switching to charge and discharge a component for a desired duty cycle. This redesign of the conventional photovoltaic topology allows for more flexibility and control over the output voltage and current of the system, which ideally will protect the inverter from sudden changes on its input.