The Microcare Solar Voltage Booster is an electronic device which is mounted onto the back of a PhotoVoltaic (PV) solar panel to interface with and boost the voltage of the Solar PV panel. It is designed to increase the voltage of a standard PV panel (17-35V) to match the levels required for use with borehole pumps. This is designed for rural and farming environments where grid electricity is not always available close to water sources such as boreholes and dams.
Operating as a high frequency DC/DC converter the unit allows the pump controller to track the maximum power from the solar panel through the regulator in such a way that it doesn’t affect the performance of the system and pump controller. This equates to a peak efficiency of 98% making a single panel look like an array of panels to the pump controller with a seamless invisible link between the panels and pump controller.