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    • ISSN: 1793-821X (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: J. Clean Energy Technol.
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JOCET 2013 Vol.1(1):69-74 ISSN: 1793-821X

Ćuk-Buck Converter for Standalone Photovoltaic System

Ahmad H. El Khateb, Nasrudin Abd Rahim, and Jeyraj Selvaraj

Abstract—This paper presents MPPT converter for battery charger. The converter combines both ćuk and buck converters to extract the maximum power from the sun while supplying a controlled constant current/voltage to the battery. The topology uses two control signals instead of one control signal; one for tracking the maximum power point, another for charging the battery providing constant current/voltage to the battery. The advantage of this converter is to exploit the maximum power of the PV array avoiding battery damage caused by variable MPPT voltage. The effectiveness of the proposed converter was tested in simulation in various operating conditions.

Index Terms—MPPT control, Photovoltaic systems, DC/DC converters.

The authors are with the UMPEDAC research center, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (e-mail:;;


Cite: Ahmad H. El Khateb, Nasrudin Abd Rahim, and Jeyraj Selvaraj, "Ćuk-Buck Converter for Standalone Photovoltaic System," Journal of Clean Energy Technologies vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 69-74, 2013.

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