Open Science Research Excellence
%0 Journal Article
%A James Dunia and  Bakari M. M. Mwinyiwiwa
%D 2013 
%J  International Journal of Computer and Systems Engineering
%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
%I International Science Index 84, 2013
%T Performance Comparison between ĆUK and SEPIC Converters for Maximum Power Point Tracking Using Incremental Conductance Technique in Solar Power Applications
%U http://waset.org/publications/9996707
%V 84
%X Photovoltaic (PV) energy is one of the most important energy resources since it is clean, pollution free, and endless. Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) is used in photovoltaic (PV) systems to maximize the photovoltaic output power, irrespective the variations of temperature and radiation conditions. This paper presents a comparison between Ćuk and SEPIC converter in maximum power point tracking (MPPT) of photovoltaic (PV) system. In the paper, advantages and disadvantages of both converters are described. Incremental conductance control method has been used as maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithm. The two converters and MPPT algorithm were modelled using MATLAB/Simulink software for simulation. Simulation results show that both Ćuk and SEPIC converters can track the maximum power point with some minor variations. 

%P 1638 - 1643