Overview of maximum power point tracking technologies for photovoltaic power systems

Weidong Xiao, Ammar Elnosh, Vinod Khadkikar, Hatem Zeineldin

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Abstract

Photovoltaic modules have a single operating point where the output of the voltage and current results in the maximum power output. In most photovoltaic power systems, a particular control algorithm, namely, maximum power point tracking (MPPT) is utilized to take full advantage of the available solar energy. The operation of maximum power point tracking is to adjust the power interfaces so that the operating characteristics of the load and the photovoltaic array match at the maximum power points. This study reviews the latest techniques and provides background knowledge about the recent development in MPPT techniques. The paper can be used as a reference for future research related to optimizing the solar power generation.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publicationIECON 2011 - 37th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
Pages3900-3905
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Event37th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2011 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Duration: 7 Nov 201110 Nov 2011

Publication series

NameIECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)

Conference

Conference37th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2011
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityMelbourne, VIC
Period7/11/1110/11/11

Keywords

  • control systems
  • digital control
  • maximum power point tracking
  • Photovoltaic power systems

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