Simulation and hardware implementation of incremental conductance MPPT with direct control method using cuk converter

Safari, A. and Mekhilef, Saad (2011) Simulation and hardware implementation of incremental conductance MPPT with direct control method using cuk converter. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 58 (4). pp. 1154-1161. ISSN 0278-0046, DOI

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This paper presents simulation and hardware implementation of incremental conductance (IncCond) maximum power point tracking (MPPT) used in solar array power systems with direct control method. The main difference of the proposed system to existing MPPT systems includes elimination of the proportionalintegral control loop and investigation of the effect of simplifying the control circuit. Contributions are made in several aspects of the whole system, including converter design, system simulation, controller programming, and experimental setup. The resultant system is capable of tracking MPPs accurately and rapidly without steady-state oscillation, and also, its dynamic performance is satisfactory. The IncCond algorithm is used to track MPPs because it performs precise control under rapidly changing atmospheric conditions. MATLAB and Simulink were employed for simulation studies, and Code Composer Studio v3.1 was used to program a TMS320F2812 digital signal processor. The proposed system was developed and tested successfully on a photovoltaic solar panel in the laboratory. Experimental results indicate the feasibility and improved functionality of the system.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Digital signal processor (DSP), incremental conductance (IncCond), maximum power point tracking (MPPT), photovoltaic (PV) system, Atmospheric conditions, Code composer studio, Control circuits, Converter design, Cuk converter, Direct control, Dynamic performance, Experimental setup, Hardware implementations, Incremental conductance, MATLAB and SIMULINK, Maximum power point tracking, Precise control, Proportional-integral control, Simulation studies, Solar array power, Solar panels, Steady state oscillation, System simulations, TMS320F2812, Whole systems, Hardware, Optical flows, Photovoltaic effects, Program processors, Pumps, Signal processing, Solar cell arrays, Solar power generation, Speed control, Digital signal processors.
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: 07 Feb 2013 01:29
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2019 04:14

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