In modern days solarenergy based power systems has become more prevalent for off grid Powergeneration. Many studies currently exhibit their interest in this field to enrichthe efficiency and to produce power effectually. Due to energy shortages and the demand for sustainable energy have urged the explorationfor energy supplies based on non-conventional energy resources.
Today variousrenewable energy technologies are well advanced,cost competitive when equated with conventional fuel supplied generators. Amongst the variousrenewable energy sources, photovoltaic (PV)generation assumes more prominence due to gains such as the absence of fuel price,less maintenance and no noise and wear due to absence of moving parts. On theother hand, minimal e?ciency in energy conversion are major factors which restrictthe enactment of photovoltaic systemsso, it is essential to work the PV panel at maximum power point (MPP). The maximum power produced by a solar cell varies withsolar radiation and temperature. In order to improve the ratio between output power and cost ofinstallation by harnessing maximum power from the modules continuously, irrespectiveof weather conditions or load voltage. A changes the electrical operating pointof the modules because of that they are capable to provide maximum power.
Thereare many MPPT methods to harness optimum power from PV system, namely, hillclimbing method, Perturb and Observe (P&O) method 2-4, P&O basedMPPT system are mostly used due to its simplicity and effectiveness. Also to strengthen the operationof the system high step up dc-dc converters are used to transform from low voltageto high voltage for many applications. The advancementof high static gain DC-DC converters is an significant research area due to thecrescent demand of this technologyfor several applications supplied by low DC output voltage power sources. DC/DCconverters are used to interface the PV panel with the load. The DC/DCconverters are used to maintain the constant output voltage for the loadcondition during atmospheric changes in the PV system. The converter dependsupon the duty cycle which was generated from the MPPT according to the PV panelcondition 11. When the PV power varies, the duty cycle is generated by theMPPT to operate the converter and supply transfer to load 12. This paper evaluates the performance of PVsystem based on P&O MPPT algorithm with the usage of modified SEPIC Converters.