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A novel converter using MPPT algorithm and acceleration factor for standalone PV system

Agrawal, S and Umanand, L and Basappa, SR (2023) A novel converter using MPPT algorithm and acceleration factor for standalone PV system. In: Electrical Engineering .

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00202-023-01916-1


Solar power is an excellent alternative to existing power sources; standalone PV systems demonstrate its importance. PV panels are the energy source for connected loads, with storage systems or batteries necessary due to solar insolation’s intermittency. The present investigation uses a novel high-efficiency DC-DC converter to perform the maximum power point tracking (MPPT). This converter enables the connection of solar panels in series or parallel because it can step up or step down the PV voltage according to the DC link voltage. A bidirectional DC-DC converter is also used at the load side to maintain DC link voltage and charge/discharge the batteries. The second part of the paper discusses a modified Perturb and Observe (P &O) MPPT algorithm, which is vital in tapping the maximum power from PV panels. A fast solar MPPT is desired to track the operating point, which can be served by adding an acceleration factor to the existing P &O (hill climbing) solar MPPT algorithm. With the inclusion of the proposed converter and modification in P &O algorithm, the obtained system’s efficiency is approximately 96% and tracking time reduced from 7 sec to 3.7 sec. The detailed analysis of component efficiency provides valuable insights into the performance of the system. A comprehensive simulation and hardware results obtained for various irradiation (Ropp, sine, step, ramp, less, no, etc.), temperature, loads, and acceleration factors are presented.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Electrical Engineering
Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to the Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH.
Keywords: Acceleration factor; MPPT; Photovoltaics; Standalone system
Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Research
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2023 05:35
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2023 05:35
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/82617

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