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Photovoltaic System with Smart Tracking of the Optimal Working Point

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Author keywords
photovoltaic, maximum power point tracking, boost converter, solar cell

References keywords
power(25), photovoltaic(10), maximum(10), point(9), tracking(8), electronics(8), solar(6), systems(5), simulation(4), mppt(4)
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Date of Publication: 2010-08-31
Volume 10, Issue 3, Year 2010, On page(s): 40 - 47
ISSN: 1582-7445, e-ISSN: 1844-7600
Digital Object Identifier: 10.4316/AECE.2010.03007
Web of Science Accession Number: 000281805600007
SCOPUS ID: 77956642775

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A photovoltaic (PV) system, based on a Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) controller that extracts the maximum possible output power from the solar panel is described. Output efficiency of a PV energy system can be achieved only if the system working point is brought near the maximum power point (MPP). The proposed system, making use of several MPPT control algorithms (Perturb and Observe, Incremental conductance, Fuzzy Logic), demonstrates in simulations as well as in real experiments good tracking of the optimal working point.

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SCOPUS® Citations for all references: 6,010 TCR

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