A new maximum power point tracking strategy for PV arrays under uniform and non-uniform insolation conditions

Alireza Kouchaki*, Hossein Iman-Eini, Behzad Asaei

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Resumé

This paper presents a new maximum power point tracking method based on the current-voltage characteristic of photovoltaic arrays. The new approach is not only capable to track the maximum power point like the conventional methods under uniform insolation conditions, but also capable to find the global maximum power point efficiently and rapidly under partially shaded conditions. The proposed algorithm could find a new MPP quickly when a sudden change occurs in the insolation level. To verify the performance of the proposed method, several simulations have been carried out in MATLAB/Simulink environment. Experimental investigations have also been performed to confirm the validity of simulation results.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftSolar Energy
Vol/bind91
Sider (fra-til)221-232
ISSN0038-092X
DOI
StatusUdgivet - maj 2013
Udgivet eksterntJa

Fingeraftryk

Incident solar radiation
Current voltage characteristics
MATLAB

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Kouchaki, Alireza ; Iman-Eini, Hossein ; Asaei, Behzad. / A new maximum power point tracking strategy for PV arrays under uniform and non-uniform insolation conditions. I: Solar Energy. 2013 ; Bind 91. s. 221-232.
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I: Solar Energy, Bind 91, 05.2013, s. 221-232.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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