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Resources 2018, 7(4), 68; https://doi.org/10.3390/resources7040068

A Hybrid Maximum Power Point Tracking Method for Photovoltaic Systems for Dynamic Weather Conditions

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid 22110, Jordan
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Received: 14 September 2018 / Revised: 8 October 2018 / Accepted: 17 October 2018 / Published: 2 November 2018
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Abstract

A hybrid MPPT (maximum power point tracking) controller integrates FLC (fuzzy logic controller) and P&O (Perturbation and Observation) method for MMPT of PV (Photovoltaic) under dynamic weather conditions is proposed. An adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system is used to optimize parameters and membership functions of FLC. FLC is used to find the region of MPP (maximum power point); then, P&O technique is employed to accurately track the MPP. MATLAB/Simulink models are built to evaluate the performance of the proposed hybrid algorithm. In order to validate the performance of the proposed algorithm, comparisons with standalone FLC and P&O are carried out. The performance of the proposed algorithm is tested against dynamic weather condition. The results showed that the proposed algorithm successfully improve the dynamic and steady state responses of PV under severe dynamic weather condition. More specifically, the proposed approach shows its capability to attain the MPP faster than P&O and provided higher power than the standalone FLC. Finally, the proposed algorithm overcomes the limitations associated with FLC and P&O. View Full-Text
Keywords: A hybrid MPPT; Partial shading; Photovoltaic; ANFIS A hybrid MPPT; Partial shading; Photovoltaic; ANFIS
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