Performance of maximum power point tracker in tropical climate

Mekhilef, Saad and Rahim, N.A. and Ping, H.W. (2006) Performance of maximum power point tracker in tropical climate. In: 37th IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference 2006, PESC'06, Jeju.

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Abstract

The performance of maximum power point tracker in tropical climate has been presented in this paper. The maximum power point tracker output voltage and current are used for control purposes, rather than for its input voltage and current. It is shown that using the output parameters simplifies the maximum power point tracker controller. Moreover, using this approach, only one out of the two output parameters needs to be sensed. where the proposed system configuration consist of commonly used dc/dc converter, which is applied for the power conversion stage of the tracker, an Xillinx FPGA acting as the controller, a ADC, PV array and three phase inverter which is connected to the grid. Method of locating the maximum power point (MPP) is based on hill climbing technique. An MPPT using a step up converter is developed its performance is compared under different solar irradiance and ambient temperatures. It showed an improvement in the output power by 18 (average) over a wide range or solar irradiation in a day.

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Additional Information: Conference code: 71922 Export Date: 16 November 2012 Source: Scopus Art. No.: 1711906 CODEN: PRICD doi: 10.1109/PESC.2006.1711906 Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Mekhilef, S.; University of Malaya, Department of Electrical Engineering, 50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; email: saad@um.edu.my References: Tse, K.K., Ho, M.T., Chung, S.-H., Ron Hui, S.Y., A Comparative Study of Maximum-Power-Point Trackers for Photovoltaic Panels Using Switching-Frequency Modulation Scheme (2004) IEEE Trans. industrial eleotronios, 51 (2), pp. 41-418. , April; Foley, G., Photovoltaic applications in rural areas of the developing world World Bank, New York, Tech, , Paper, 1995; Applebaum, J., The quality of load matching in a direct-coupling photovoltaic system (1987) IEEE Trans. Energy Conversion, 2, pp. 534-541. , Dec; Braunstein, A., Zinger, Z., On the dynamic optimal coupling of a solar cell array to a load and storage batteries (1981) IEEE Trans. Power App. Syst, PAS-100, pp. 1183-1188. , Mar; Kislovski, A., Redi, R., Maximum-power-tracking using positive feedback (1994) Proc. IEEEPESC '94, pp. 1065-1068; Wolf, S., Enslin, J., Economical, PV maximum power point tracking regulator with simplistic controller (1993) Proc. IEEE PESC '93, pp. 581-587; Gow, J., Manning, C., Controller arrangement for boost converter systems sourced from solar photovoltaic arrays or other maximum power sources (2000) Proc. IEE-Elect Power Applicat, 147 (1), pp. 15-20. , Jan; Enslin, J., Wolf, M., Snyman, D., Swiegers, W., Integrated photovoltaic maximum power point tracking converter (1997) IEEE Trans. Ind. Electron, 44, pp. 769-773. , Dec; Midya, P., Krein, P., Turnbull, R., Reppa, R., Kimball, J., Dynamic maximum power point tracker for photovoltaic applications (1996) Proc. IEEE PESC '96, pp. 1710-1716; Lim, Y., Hamill, D., Simple maximum power point tracker for photovoltaic arrays (2000) Electron. Lett, 36 (11), pp. 997-999. , May
Uncontrolled Keywords: Control equipment, Electric potential, Parameter estimation, Temperature distribution, Maximum power point (MPP), Power point tracker, Electric losses.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2013 02:13
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2019 03:50
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/4894

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