Design a Modified Bi-Directional Converter for Solar LED Lighting System

Yiwang Wang, Xiaogao Chen, Houjun Tang, Yong Yang, Huiqing Wen, Yan Lin

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Solar photovoltaic power generation has the advantages of green energy and environmentally friendly, light-emitting diode (LED) lighting system is also a new generation of energy-efficient illuminate system. The solar LED lighting system which combines the advantages of both solar and LED, has broad application prospects. The converter is a key component in the solar LED lighting system applications, a novel modified bi-directional Cuk converter for solar LED lighting and its control is analyzed and designed in this paper, which can realize solar photovoltaic MPPT control, storage charge and discharge management, LED constant current control. Compared with the traditional DC/DC converters for solar LED photovoltaic lighting system, the designed converter has simpler structure, higher flexibility, lower cost and higher efficiency. The topology of the circuits and operating principle are analyzed in detail. Finally, the Matlab simulation results and experimental validation are given to demonstrate the designed circuit topology and control strategy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479973118
Publication statusPublished - 3 Dec 2018
Event10th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2018 - Portland, United States
Duration: 23 Sept 201827 Sept 2018

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Name2018 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2018


Conference10th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Bi-directional converter
  • Charge and discharge management
  • High-efficiency
  • Light-emitting diode (LED) lighting
  • MPPT
  • Solar photovoltaic

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