Comparative Study on Charge Pump Circuits for Harvesting Solar Energy
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- Energy harvesting, solar energy, sunlight, charge pump circuits
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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TY - CONF AU - JeaSang Song AU - Sang-Don Byeon AU - SangHak Shin AU - Son Ngoc Truong AU - Hyun-Sun Mo AU - Kyeong-Sik Min PY - 2015/04 DA - 2015/04 TI - Comparative Study on Charge Pump Circuits for Harvesting Solar Energy BT - Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Intelligent Systems Research and Mechatronics Engineering PB - Atlantis Press SP - 992 EP - 995 SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/isrme-15.2015.207 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/isrme-15.2015.207 ID - Song2015/04 ER -