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A real-time simulation platform for maximum power point tracking algorithm study in solar photovoltaic system

Meng Chung, Tiong and Hamdan, Daniyal and Mohd Herwan, Sulaiman and Mohd Shafie, Bakar and Suliana, Ab Ghani (2019) A real-time simulation platform for maximum power point tracking algorithm study in solar photovoltaic system. Applications of Modelling and Simulation, 3 (2). pp. 111-118. ISSN eISSN 2600-8084

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Abstract

This paper presents the application of controller hardware-in-the-loop (C-HIL) for real-time study of maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithm in solar photovoltaic (PV) system. The testing platform in this study which consist of three series connected PV modules together with a DC/DC boost converter were modelled and implemented using Tyhoon HIL-402. For the MPPT controller, a conventional perturb and observe (P&O) and a well-established particle swarm optimization (PSO) based MPPT algorithm are developed and implemented in a digital signal processor. The performance of both algorithms were examined under real-time working condition with 10 different partial shaded test cases. From the study, the P&O shows a faster convergence speed which it can track for maximum power point rapidly up to 0.5070 s compared to the fastest tracking of PSO at 1.3598 s. However, PSO shows a greater capability in tracking for true maximum power point under partial shaded conditions with average output efficiency up to 99.92% compared to P&O which is only 76.76%.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: DSP; HIL; Maximum power point tracking; Photovoltaic; Real-time simulation
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Depositing User: Ms. Ratna Wilis Haryati Mustapa
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2020 03:57
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2020 03:57
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/27786
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