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This paper presents a maximum power point tracking (MPPT) controller employing a modified hill top algorithm implemented using embedded microcontroller for solar photovoltaic (PV) module. The proposed MPPT algorithm has high efficiency compared to conventional hill top algorithm in terms of transferring power from source to load. The designed controller regulates the output voltage through control of the DC-DC boost converter under varying environmental conditions. The comparative result for hill top and modified hill top algorithm based on the proposed MPPT controller has been obtained through the simulation studies in PSCAD/EMTDC software. The validity of the proposed modified hill top algorithm has been obtained through experimental implementation of the MPPT controller on a solar PV module driving a load.