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Everett Johnson

Hometown: Tempe, Arizona | Graduation Date: Spring 2018
Electrical Engineering

Novel Solar Array Interface Electronics for Maximum PV Power Extraction

Mentor: Jennifer Kitchen
FURI: Spring 2018

Current technology in solar arrays does not allow for the full amount of power produced to be utilized. The purpose of this project is to analyze the performance of current solar arrays and develop an electronic interface with better performance by optimizing the individual power converter circuits used in the arrays. The configuration is followed by determining the best type of switch to use in the solar arrays. Future work will include creating a prototype to test the configurations designed.