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Energies 2014, 7(4), 2177-2193; doi:10.3390/en7042177
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An Asymmetrical Fuzzy-Logic-Control-Based MPPT Algorithm for Photovoltaic Systems

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Received: 14 February 2014; in revised form: 17 March 2014 / Accepted: 20 March 2014 / Published: 1 April 2014
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Abstract: In this paper, a fuzzy-logic-control (FLC) based maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithm for photovoltaic (PV) systems is proposed. The power variation and output voltage variation are chosen as inputs of the proposed FLC, which simplifies the calculation. Compared with the conventional perturb and observe (P&O) method, the proposed FLC-based MPPT can simultaneously improve the dynamic and steady state performance of the PV system. To further improve the performance of the proposed method, an asymmetrical membership function (MF) concept is also proposed. Two design procedures are proposed to determine the universe of discourse (UOD) of the input MF. Comparing with the proposed symmetrical FLC-based MPPT method, the transient time and the MPPT tracking accuracy are further improved by 42.8% and 0.06%, respectively.
Keywords: fuzzy logic control; maximum power point tracking; photovoltaic fuzzy logic control; maximum power point tracking; photovoltaic
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Liu, C.-L.; Chen, J.-H.; Liu, Y.-H.; Yang, Z.-Z. An Asymmetrical Fuzzy-Logic-Control-Based MPPT Algorithm for Photovoltaic Systems. Energies 2014, 7, 2177-2193.

AMA Style

Liu C-L, Chen J-H, Liu Y-H, Yang Z-Z. An Asymmetrical Fuzzy-Logic-Control-Based MPPT Algorithm for Photovoltaic Systems. Energies. 2014; 7(4):2177-2193.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Liu, Chun-Liang; Chen, Jing-Hsiao; Liu, Yi-Hua; Yang, Zong-Zhen. 2014. "An Asymmetrical Fuzzy-Logic-Control-Based MPPT Algorithm for Photovoltaic Systems." Energies 7, no. 4: 2177-2193.


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