On-Line Maximum Power Point Tracking for Photovoltaic System Grid Connected Through DC-DC Boost Converter and Three Phase Inverter
Journal of Fundamentals of Renewable Energy and Applications
Photovoltaic solar electricity and solar thermal has the highest potential of all the renewable energies, since solar energy is a practically unlimited resource and available everywhere. These days photovoltaic energy has the potential to play an important role in the transition towards a sustainable energy supply system, to cover a significant share of the electricity needs, and is expected to be one of the key energy technologies of this century. This paper presents a grid-connected
... connected photovoltaic (PV) system with the functionality of on-line Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT). The integration topology is based on two-stage power conditioning modules, boost converter and three phase voltage source inverter. Therefore, the proposed MPPT algorithm is implemented to the boost converter to enable PV arrays to operate at maximum power point during variable climate and irradiation conditions. Fuzzy logic algorithm (MPPT) technique control is applied for on-line adapting the boost converter duty cycle. The Boost output is feeding the two level PWM inverter DC link. Adoringly, the Inverter modulation depth is tuned to have constant AC voltage and frequency for grid integration requirements. In addition, the three-phase output in phase with the voltage to optimize the PV power utilization .The results show that proposed on-line fuzzy algorithm performance has a fast response, stable and reliable to have MPP for the PV system during the different irradiation.