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A New Sensorless Hybrid MPPT Algorithm Based on Fractional Short-Circuit Current Measurement and P&O MPPT
Sustainable Energy, IEEE Transactions on (2015)
  • Hadeed A Sher, King Saud University
Abstract
This paper presents a new maximum power point tracking (MPPT) method for photovoltaic (PV) systems. The proposed method improves the working of the conventional perturb and observe (P&O) method in changing environmental conditions by using the fractional short-circuit current (FSCC) method. It takes the initial operating point of a PV system by using the short-circuit current method and later shifts to the conventional P&O technique. The advantage of having this two-stage algorithm is rapid tracking under changing environmental conditions. In addition, this scheme offers low-power oscillations around MPP and, therefore, more power harvesting compared with the common P&O method. The proposed MPPT decides intelligently about the moment of measuring short-circuit current and is, therefore, an irradiance sensorless scheme. The proposed method is validated with computer software simulation followed by a dSPACE DS1104-based experimental setup. A buck-boost dc– dc converter is used for simulation and experimental confirmation. Furthermore, the reliability of the proposed method is also calculated. The results show that the proposed MPPT technique works satisfactorily under given environmental scenarios.
Keywords
  • Efficiency,
  • Hybrid MPPT,
  • Maximum Power Point Tracking,
  • Modeling and Simulation,
  • Photovoltaics
Disciplines
Publication Date
Winter October 1, 2015
DOI
10.1109/TSTE.2015.2438781
Citation Information
Hadeed A Sher. "A New Sensorless Hybrid MPPT Algorithm Based on Fractional Short-Circuit Current Measurement and P&O MPPT" Sustainable Energy, IEEE Transactions on Vol. 6 Iss. 4 (2015) p. 1426 - 1434 ISSN: 1949-3029
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/hadeed-sher/5/