Paper Title
Optimum Utilization of Solar Energy and Related Power Electronics Technology

One of the alarming issues of this hour is paucity of conventional energy resources and hence switching to Renewable Energy sources from the conventional ones is compelling. Among the renewable resources, solar energy is abundantly available. It is the cleanest resource of energy. This paper deals with economical and efficient method of production of electricity from solar energy by installing solar panels containing arrays of PV (photovoltaic) cells that are made of silicon. The electricity produced by these PV modules is DC (Direct Current), which needs to be converted to AC (Alternating Current) for domestic and commercial use. Here comes the role of Power Electronics. It’s a key technology, which is responsible for converting DC produced by PV cells to AC for eventual use at power grid in an economically efficient manner. To meet the optimum conditions of least losses in conversion and transmission to grids, Power Electronics (boost converter, solar inverters etc.) play a vital role, which will be discussed in this paper. Index Terms— AC (Alternating Current), DC (Direct Current), PV (Photovoltaic),