MPPT design contest

mike95490mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 9,583 ✭✭✭✭✭

So some project/kit house is having a contest to have you design a MPPT ckt for them !

Any takers ?
Powerfab top of pole PV mount | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||
|| Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||
|| VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

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  • nielniel Solar Expert Posts: 10,300 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: MPPT design contest

    gee, what a prize you'd get while they get lots of $ from your design.:roll: at least they warn you to get it copyrighted for if you don't they probably will.
  • Solar GuppySolar Guppy Solar Expert Posts: 1,989 ✭✭✭
    Re: MPPT design contest

    First Place Prize – Propeller Proto Board (Serial or USB) + Proto Board Accessory Kit + 6-pack of Solar cells

    Yah, that's worth forking over some source code and electrical design :roll:
  • GreenerPowerGreenerPower Solar Expert Posts: 264 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Re: MPPT design contest

    Active feedback MPPT: get those school kids that hold the car wash sign to hold a PV with a drop down car wash sign and a DC watt meter attached to the back of the sign. They'll have to till the PV toward the sun to max the watt meter needle (active feedback loop: needle -> eye -> brain -> hand move PV -> watt meter -> needle) They might do it for free for their free shade :-)
  • loreleclorelec Solar Expert Posts: 200 ✭✭
    Re: MPPT design contest

    30% of the judging criteria is based on the "ability to use Parallax products." That should tell us something.

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