Abstract: This paper proposes a novel Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) control method of thermoelectric power generation for the constant load. This paper reveals the characteristics and the internal resistance of thermoelectric power module (TM). Analyzing the thermoelectric power generation system with boost chopper by state space averaging method, the output voltage and current of TM are estimated by with only single current sensor. The proposed method can seek without calculating the output power of TM in this proposed method. The basic principle of the proposed MPPT control method is discussed, and then confirmed by digital computer simulation using PSIM. Simulation results demonstrate that the output voltage can track the maximum power point voltage by the proposed MPPT control method. The generated power of the TM is 0.36 W when the temperature difference is 35 °C. This is well accorded with the V-P characteristics.
This is an open access article distributed under the
Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution,
and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Export to BibTeX
MDPI and ACS Style
Yamada, H.; Kimura, K.; Hanamoto, T.; Ishiyama, T.; Sakaguchi, T.; Takahashi, T. A Novel MPPT Control Method of Thermoelectric Power Generation with Single Sensor. Appl. Sci. 2013, 3, 545-558.
Yamada H, Kimura K, Hanamoto T, Ishiyama T, Sakaguchi T, Takahashi T. A Novel MPPT Control Method of Thermoelectric Power Generation with Single Sensor. Applied Sciences. 2013; 3(2):545-558.
Yamada, Hiroaki; Kimura, Koji; Hanamoto, Tsuyoshi; Ishiyama, Toshihiko; Sakaguchi, Tadashi; Takahashi, Tsuyoshi. 2013. "A Novel MPPT Control Method of Thermoelectric Power Generation with Single Sensor." Appl. Sci. 3, no. 2: 545-558.