Design and Simulation of a Solar Regulator Based on DC-DC Converters Using a Robust Sliding Mode Controller

Gaga Ahmed, Errahimi Fatima, ES-Sbai Najia
2015 Journal of Energy and Power Engineering  
The MPPT (maximum power point tracking) is one of the most important features of a regulator system that processes the energy produced by a photovoltaic generator. It is necessary, in fact, to design a controller that is able to set the output value of the voltage and ensure the working within the maximum power point. In this paper, we propose the application of the robust sliding mode control technique to a DC-DC buck converter which is combined with a classical P & O (perturbation and
more » ... ion) algorithm to enhance the solar system efficiency. Dynamic equations describing the boost converter are derived and a sliding mode controller for a buck converter is designed. It is shown that, this control approach gives good results in terms of robustness toward load and input voltage variations. The effectiveness of the proposed work is verified by the simulation results under PowerSim environment.
doi:10.17265/1934-8975/2015.09.007 fatcat:uiiztwrxojh4tblxhw75fc6nee