Iterative model-based Maximum Power Point Tracker for photovoltaic panels

Marco Faifer, Loredana Cristaldi, Sergio Toscani, Payam Soulatiantork, Marco Rossi

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Abstract

Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) techniques are used to maintain the photovoltaic (PV) panel operating point near its maximum power point (MPP). In general, the location of the MPP on the V-I plane is not known, but it can be reached, either through a-priori knowledge or by search algorithms. Lots of tracking algorithms have been presented in literature, and in the last years the focus has been moved on improving the performance during rapid changes without sacrificing the efficiency in steady state conditions. Model-based (MB) MPPT techniques guarantees excellent dynamic performance, since they locate MPP directly from a model of the PV panel in the present operating conditions, which are represented by solar radiation and temperature. In a recent paper the authors have presented a new approach to MPPT for PV panels which do not require a direct measurement of the solar radiation. In this work it will be shown how a simpler model can be employed to track MPP using an iterative technique. This method has been validated through experimentation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference - The "Measurable" of Tomorrow: Providing a Better Perspective on Complex Systems, I2MTC 2015 - Proceedings
Place of PublicationPalazzo dei CongressiPisa
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1273-1278
Number of pages6
Volume2015-July
ISBN (Electronic)9781479961139
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-6114-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 06 Jul 2015
Event2015 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, I2MTC 2015 - Pisa, Italy
Duration: 11 May 201514 May 2015

Publication series

Name2015 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC) Proceedings

Conference

Conference2015 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, I2MTC 2015
CountryItaly
CityPisa
Period11/05/201514/05/2015

Keywords

  • Energy efficiency
  • Modeling
  • Parameter estimation
  • Photovoltaic cells
  • Solar energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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