Comparative Analysis of Flexible Power Point Tracking Algorithms in Photovoltaic Systems

Hossein Dehghani Tafti, Georgios Konstantinou, Christopher D. Townsend, Glen G. Farivar, Salvador Ceballos, Josep Pou, John E. Fletcher

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Abstract

Several flexible power point tracking (FPPT) algorithms have been recently proposed in the literature to provide various grid support functionalities in photovoltaic (PV) systems. These algorithms aim to regulate the PV power to a specific value, imposed by grid codes and according to operational conditions. To obtain a fair comparison between several FPPT algorithms, each algorithm must be designed with its optimum parameter values. The main contribution of this paper is to provide a detailed analysis of the effect of various parameters of three FPPT algorithms on their transient or steady-state performance. The results of this analysis are used to obtain an optimum tuning of the parameters of each algorithm to attain an enhanced performance in both transient and steady-state operating conditions. Finally, the performance of these algorithms is compared using simulation and an experimental laboratory systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECCE 2020 - IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages110-115
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728158266
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Oct 2020
Event12th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2020 - Virtual, Detroit, United States
Duration: 11 Oct 202015 Oct 2020

Conference

Conference12th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Detroit
Period11/10/2015/10/20

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