ECEA 5716 - Open-Loop Photovoltaic Power Electronics Laboratory Course uri icon



  • Design, construct, and demonstrate an open-loop PV power electronics system in which a dc-dc switching converter interfaces a PV panel to a deep-discharge 12 V battery. The project includes testing and modeling of the PV panel, design and testing of the dc-dc converter and its magnetics, and use of a modern microcontroller to drive the power MOSFET. Recommended prerequisites: ECEA 5700, ECEA 5701, and ECEA 5703.


  • Erickson, Robert W  
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022 / Summer 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023