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An effective hybrid maximum power point tracker of photovoltaic arrays for complex partial shading conditions

Kermadi, Mostefa and Salam, Zainal and Ahmed, Jubaer and Berkouk, El Madjid (2019) An effective hybrid maximum power point tracker of photovoltaic arrays for complex partial shading conditions. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 66 (9). pp. 6990-7000. ISSN 0278-0046

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TIE.2018.2877202


This paper proposes an improved maximum power point tracker (MPPT) for photovoltaic (PV) system. The scheme is a hybrid between the adaptive perturb and observe and particle swarm optimization (PSO). The algorithm incorporates the search-skip-judge (SSJ) mechanism to minimize the region within the P-V curve to be searched by the PSO. Furthermore, the PSO performance is enhanced by ensuring that the regions that have been previously explored (by other particle) will not be searched again by (another particle). Thus, the unnecessary movement of particles is minimized-leading to faster convergence. The proposed method is evaluated against four well-known MPPT techniques, namely the modified incremental conductance, the original version of SSJ, the modified cuckoo search, and the hybrid PSO. In addition, an experimental prototype, which is based on PV array simulator is used to verify the simulation. The competing algorithms are tested with a buck-boost converter, driven by the TMS320F240 DSP on the dSPACE DS1104 platform. It was found that the proposed scheme converges to the global maximum power point (GMPP) most rapidly and the GMPP tracking is guaranteed even under complex partial shading conditions.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:particle swarm optimization (PSO), perturb and observe (P&O), photovoltaic (PV) system
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:88836
Deposited By: Yanti Mohd Shah
Deposited On:29 Dec 2020 12:26
Last Modified:29 Dec 2020 12:26

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