A comprehensive study of different photovoltaic peak power tracking methods


2017 IEEE 6th International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA), San Diego, CA, USA, 5 - 08 November 2017 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/icrera.2017.8191221
  • City: San Diego, CA, USA
  • Keywords: Photovoltaic, MPPT, Incremental conductance, Perturb and observe, Sliding mode, Fuzzy logic, SLIDING MODE CONTROL, POINT TRACKING, MPPT ALGORITHM, SYSTEM, IMPLEMENTATION, EFFICIENCY, CONVERTER, LEVEL
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


The purpose of this document is to give a wide-ranging comparison between different photovoltaic (PV) maximum power point tracking (MPPT) methods. The MPPTs considered in this work are perturb and observe (PO), incremental conductance (IC), sliding mode (SM), and fuzzy logic (FL) tracker. A model of MSX 60 solar module and the different MPPTs applied to a boost chopper was simulated by means of Matlab/Simulink software. The different MPPTs were evaluated in fast changing climatic conditions using a rigorous profile as recommended by the EN 50530. A comprehensive comparison between these MPPTs is done using five assessment criteria indicators. The results demonstrate that, FL offers satisfactory performance in both steady-state and dynamic response comparing to other techniques.