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A Novel Nature-Inspired Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) Controller Based on SSA-GWO Algorithm for Partially Shaded Photovoltaic Systems
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Design of an Efficient Maximum Power Point Tracker Based on ANFIS Using an Experimental Photovoltaic System Data

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Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Misan, Amarah 62001, Iraq
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Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, Brunel University London, Uxbridge UB8 3PH, UK
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Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences, Brunel University London, Uxbridge UB8 3PH, UK
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Electronics 2019, 8(8), 858; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics8080858
Received: 16 July 2019 / Revised: 26 July 2019 / Accepted: 31 July 2019 / Published: 2 August 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Photovoltaic Systems for Sustainable Energy)
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Abstract

Maximum power point tracking (MPPT) techniques are a fundamental part in photovoltaic system design for increasing the generated output power of a photovoltaic array. Whilst varying techniques have been proposed, the adaptive neural-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) is the most powerful method for an MPPT because of its fast response and less oscillation. However, accurate training data are a big challenge for designing an efficient ANFIS-MPPT. In this paper, an ANFIS-MPPT method based on a large experimental training data is designed to avoid the system from experiencing a high training error. Those data are collected throughout the whole of 2018 from experimental tests of a photovoltaic array installed at Brunel University, London, United Kingdom. Normally, data from experimental tests include errors and therefore are analyzed using a curve fitting technique to optimize the tuning of ANFIS model. To evaluate the performance, the proposed ANFIS-MPPT method is simulated using a MATLAB/Simulink model for a photovoltaic system. A real measurement test of a semi-cloudy day is used to calculate the average efficiency of the proposed method under varying climatic conditions. The results reveal that the proposed method accurately tracks the optimized maximum power point whilst achieving efficiencies of more than 99.3%. View Full-Text
Keywords: adaptive neural-fuzzy inference system; fuzzy logic control; maximum power point tracking; photovoltaic; perturb and observe; MPPT efficiency adaptive neural-fuzzy inference system; fuzzy logic control; maximum power point tracking; photovoltaic; perturb and observe; MPPT efficiency
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Al-Majidi, S.D.; Abbod, M.F.; Al-Raweshidy, H.S. Design of an Efficient Maximum Power Point Tracker Based on ANFIS Using an Experimental Photovoltaic System Data. Electronics 2019, 8, 858.

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