As one of key technologies in photovoltaic converter control, Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) methods can keep the power conversion efficiency as high as nearly 99% under the uniform solar irradiance condition. However, these methods may fail when shading conditions occur and the power loss can over as much as 70% due to the multiple maxima in curve in shading conditions v.s. single maximum point in uniformly solar irradiance. In this paper, a Real Maximum Power Point Tracking (RMPPT) strategy under Partially Shaded Conditions (PSCs) is introduced to deal with this kind of problems. An optimization problem, based on a predictive model which will change adaptively with environment, is developed to tracking the global maxima and corresponding adaptive control strategy is presented. No additional circuits are required to obtain the environment uncertainties. Finally, simulations show the effectiveness of proposed method.
|Publication status||Published - 29 Aug 2014|
|Event||19th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC 2014) - Cape Town, South Africa|
Duration: 24 Aug 2014 → 29 Aug 2014
|Conference||19th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC 2014)|
|Period||24/08/2014 → 29/08/2014|