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A study of maximum power point tracking algorithms for stand-alone photovoltaic systems

Tan, Chee Wei and Ngan, M. S. (2011) A study of maximum power point tracking algorithms for stand-alone photovoltaic systems. In: 2011 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Colloquium, IAPEC 2011. IEEE Explorer, pp. 22-27. ISBN 978-145770008-8

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IAPEC.2011.5779863


The Photovoltaic (PV) energy is one of the renewable energies that attracts attention of researchers in the recent decades. Since the conversion efficiency of PV arrays is very low, it requires maximum power point tracking (MPPT) control techniques to extract the maximum available power from PV arrays. In this paper, two categories of MPPT algorithms, namely indirect and direct methods are discussed. In addition to that, the advantages and disadvantages of each MPPT algorithm are reviewed. Simulations of PV modules were also performed using Perturb and Observe algorithm and Fuzzy Logic controller. The simulation results produced by the two algorithms are compared with the expected results generated by Solarex MSX60 PV modules. Besides that, the P-V characteristics of PV arrays under partial shaded conditions are discussed in the last section.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:artificial neural networks, fuzzy logic, generators, niobium, pulse width modulation, steady-state, temperature
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:28637
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:07 Nov 2012 00:52
Last Modified:05 Feb 2017 00:06

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