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Maximum Power Point Tracker Design for Solar Powered Vehicles

In order for solar vehicles to efficiently run off the power generated by their solar arrays, they need maximum power point trackers that can find and tune operation to be at the point in which the solar array is running at maximum power. Our team has designed new inexpensive, light weight, and robust power point trackers designed specifically to fit into the UT solar car's team upcoming new car "Bevolt." Our design has support for both external Serial and CAN communication, implements multiple power point tracking algorithms, and can interface with data acquisition systems.

Team Members: 

Jennifer Dahm

Corey Hulse

Chioma Okorie

Kaleb Todd

Danny Vo