Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Intelligent Systems Research and Mechatronics Engineering

Comparative Study on Charge Pump Circuits for Harvesting Solar Energy

Authors
JeaSang Song, Sang-Don Byeon, SangHak Shin, Son Ngoc Truong, Hyun-Sun Mo, Kyeong-Sik Min
Corresponding Author
JeaSang Song
Available Online April 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/isrme-15.2015.207How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Energy harvesting, solar energy, sunlight, charge pump circuits
Abstract

Sunlight is one of useful energy harvesting sources that can be found everywhere. In spite of this ubiquitous availability, sunlight intensity is dynamically changing. Thus Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) circuits are needed to harvest the maximum available energy from the solar cell, regardless of sunlight intensity variation. In this paper, three charge pump circuits for solar energy harvesting are discussed in terms of the output current and energy efficiency. The first charge pump can change its pumping frequency to track the maximum power point at a given sunlight condition. The second circuit can reconfigure its architecture according to the sunlight variation to maximize its output current with varying the sunlight intensity. In the third pump circuit, the reconfigurable architecture can be combined with the variable pumping frequency to keep the power efficiency high at any sunlight condition.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Intelligent Systems Research and Mechatronics Engineering
Series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
April 2015
ISBN
978-94-62520-59-2
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/isrme-15.2015.207How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2015, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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