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Circuit Simulation for Solar Power Maximum Power Point Tracking with Different Buck-Boost Converter Topologies

Department of Aerospace Engineering, Tamkang University, Tamsui, New Taipei City 25137, Taiwan
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This paper was previously presented at the 1st International e-Conference on Energies, 2014, c012; doi:10.3390/ece-1-c012, available online: http://www.sciforum.net/conference/ece-1/paper/2339.
Energies 2014, 7(8), 5027-5046; https://doi.org/10.3390/en7085027
Received: 20 June 2014 / Revised: 17 July 2014 / Accepted: 29 July 2014 / Published: 5 August 2014
The power converter is one of the essential elements for effective use of renewable power sources. This paper focuses on the development of a circuit simulation model for maximum power point tracking (MPPT) evaluation of solar power that involves using different buck-boost power converter topologies; including SEPIC, Zeta, and four-switch type buck-boost DC/DC converters. The circuit simulation model mainly includes three subsystems: a PV model; a buck-boost converter-based MPPT system; and a fuzzy logic MPPT controller. Dynamic analyses of the current-fed buck-boost converter systems are conducted and results are presented in the paper. The maximum power point tracking function is achieved through appropriate control of the power switches of the power converter. A fuzzy logic controller is developed to perform the MPPT function for obtaining maximum power from the PV panel. The MATLAB-based Simulink piecewise linear electric circuit simulation tool is used to verify the complete circuit simulation model. View Full-Text
Keywords: buck-boost converter; maximum power pointing tracking; fuzzy controller buck-boost converter; maximum power pointing tracking; fuzzy controller
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Shiau, J.-K.; Lee, M.-Y.; Wei, Y.-C.; Chen, B.-C. Circuit Simulation for Solar Power Maximum Power Point Tracking with Different Buck-Boost Converter Topologies. Energies 2014, 7, 5027-5046.

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