Maximum power point tracking feasibility in photovoltaic energy-conversion systems

Sairaj V. Dhople, Ali Davoudi, Gerald Nilles, Patrick L. Chapman

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Abstract

Maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithms control power-electronic circuits employed in photovoltaic (PV) - energy systems to maximize the energy harvested over all ambient conditions. Irrespective of algorithm utilized, there are likely to be operating conditions under which MPPT can not be realized. This phenomenon is explored in the context of a boost converter and a generalized dc load. Experimental and simulation results demonstrate the infeasibility of MPPT when loads violate limits that are derived from the operational constraints of the boost converter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAPEC 2010 - 25th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition
Pages2294-2299
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - May 18 2010
Event25th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2010 - Palm Springs, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 21 2010Feb 25 2010

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition - APEC

Other

Other25th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2010
CountryUnited States
CityPalm Springs, CA
Period2/21/102/25/10

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