Enhancing Maximum Power Point Tracking of Solar Energy Harvester to Energize Seismic Node: A Case of NNNSS Nodes

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Abstract

A seismometer is a relatively low duty electronic device that needs a reliable and continuous amount of electrical energy for it to perform optimally. Solar module deployed across seismic nodes have low efficiency, particularly among Nigerian National Network of Seismographic Stations (NNNSS) nodes. This brings about a disproportional plan and overkilling of installation of an energy harvesting system at the seismic node. This work intends to optimize parameters of Maximum Power Point Tracking and delivers a sizeable, cost-efficient, and reliable energy harvesting system at seismic nodes. This will avoid wastage of electrical energy and enable a frugal budget of energy harvesting system at a seismic node. The paper intends to present a solar cell model of a single diode and the simulations with NNNSS nodes environmental parameters. An algorithm of Maximum Power Point Tracking which sits in the power converter and performs iterations on the outputs from the solar energy transducer. That will recognize the appropriate duty cycles, deliver maximum power, and supply require voltage at the node. This work intends to identify the constraints of the Maximum Power Point Tracking techniques and optimize them. This will enhance the operations of seismic instrumentation to create a continuous seismic database without gaps. The results prove that the algorithm can hugely improve the efficiency of solar energy harvesting system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE Conference on Sustainable Utilization and Development in Engineering and Technologies, CSUDET 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages224-229
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728132761
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019
Event2019 IEEE Conference on Sustainable Utilization and Development in Engineering and Technologies, CSUDET 2019 - Penang, Malaysia
Duration: Nov 7 2019Nov 9 2019

Publication series

Name2019 IEEE Conference on Sustainable Utilization and Development in Engineering and Technologies, CSUDET 2019

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE Conference on Sustainable Utilization and Development in Engineering and Technologies, CSUDET 2019
CountryMalaysia
CityPenang
Period11/7/1911/9/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health Informatics
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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