Comparison of maximum power point tracking techniques used in photovoltaic system




Aybar Mejias, Miguel
Gallego Landera, Yandi Anibal
León Viltre, Lesyani

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Among the various renewable energy sources, photovoltaic (PV) systems are experiencing a great expansion, due to their low polluting levels, the abundance of solar energy and the cost decreasing of PV technologies, attracting research and investments in the field. The maximum power generated in a PV panel varies according to irradiation and temperature. Since the conversion efficiency of photovoltaic modules is low, it is necessary to implement sophisticated control techniques for monitoring the maximum power point (MPPT). Maximum power point tracking techniques are automatic control algorithms that adjust power interfaces to achieve the maximum power generation, during variations in irradiation, temperature, and characteristics of the photovoltaic module. The purpose of the MPPT is to adjust the solar panel operating voltage near the maximum power point (MPP) according to environmental conditions. This technique has become an essential component in photovoltaic power system designs. This article presents comparison of the performance of various MPPT tracking methods in photovoltaic systems using the MATLAB / Simulink software and a comparative approach.


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MPPT, Photovoltaic Systems, Maximum Power Point


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