Research and Development of a 2kW Solar Powered Boat

  • 陳 學信

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


In 21st century the solar energy is the favorite renewable energy The photovoltaic of our laboratory already research for few years Now we try to apply our photovoltaic system in a 2kW solar powered boat In this thesis we design a fully complete solar powered boat monitoring system The main system in solar powered boat is photovoltaic (PV) system and battery management system (BMS) In the photovoltaic system we use the quadratic maximization (QM) method to do the maximum power point tracking (MPPT) The ship on the water always swing it will affect the MPPT tracking So a faster MPPT method is necessary so we choosing the QM method Every PV panel will connect to a DC/DC converter which can convert the solar power to the battery bank Depends on the ship shape we use different model polysilicon PV panels We also test the stability of the DC/DC converter The battery management system (BMS) is use for manage the battery bank capacity The main feature of BMS system is switching the battery bank to charge /discharge In the BMS system has three different switching modes which is manual mode time setting mode and battery bank voltage compare mode We install our system to an 8 meter wooden ship and evaluation the system
Date of Award2014 Aug 18
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorRu-Min Chao (Supervisor)

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