Design of Real Time Battery Management Unit for PV-Hybrid System by Application of Coulomb Counting Method

Apiwat Ausswamaykin, Boonyang Plangklang
2014 Energy and Power Engineering  
This paper presents a real-time battery management unit designed by applying the Coulomb counting method and intended for use in an integrated renewable energy system for PV-Hybrid power supply. Battery management is required to stabilize hybrid systems and extend battery lifetimes. The battery management unit is divided into three main stages. Firstly, analysis of the basic components of the battery type used in the system is considered. Secondly, the state of charge (SOC) estimation method
more » ... the deterioration factor of the battery are analyzed. Finally, the overall battery management system, including a computer-based measurement and control unit, is constructed. The control system displays real-time information through LabVIEW 8.5 by estimating the state of charge through various measurements. The system will issue alerts when malfunctions are detected, and the operator can analyze and react to the system in real time to stabilize the system and extend the battery lifetime.
doi:10.4236/epe.2014.67017 fatcat:2z5uhcq75bccbn7n2p2r6y3hjq