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Simple Techniques to Improve Solar Panel Efficiency Using a Microcontroller or SOC

Last Updated: 
Sep 09, 2011

Today, people are more concerned about fossil fuel exhaustion and environmental problems caused by conventional power generation and renewable energy sources than ever before. Among the renewable resources, photovoltaic panels and wind-generators are primary contenders. They have the advantage of being maintenance and pollution-free, but their installation cost is high and, in most applications, they require a power conditioner (dc/dc or dc/ac converter) for load interface. Photo Voltaic modules (PV Modules) also have relatively low conversion efficiency.