Development and Implementation of Synchronous DC–DC Buck Converter for Photovoltaic Power Generation

  • Muhammad Hafeez Mohamed Hariri
  • Norizah MohamadEmail author
  • Syafrudin Masri
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 291)


This paper presents the development and implementation of non-isolated synchronous DC–DC buck converter for photovoltaic power generation. The intention in designing synchronous DC–DC buck converter is to provide robust maximum power point tracker acting as an intermediate between the photovoltaic module and load. The dead-time interval and bootstrap technique are implemented in this topology. Experimental results demonstrate that the proposed prototype achieved an average of 80 % efficiency with maximum output power of 60 W at a constant input voltage of 20 V.


Buck converter MPPT Dead-time Bootstrap circuits 



The authors would like to thank Universiti Sains Malaysia for the short term Grant # 304/PELECT/60310026. Under which this research was undertaken.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Muhammad Hafeez Mohamed Hariri
    • 1
  • Norizah Mohamad
    • 1
    Email author
  • Syafrudin Masri
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Electrical and Electronics EngineeringUniversiti Sains MalaysiaNibong TebalMalaysia

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