A Review on Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) Controlling Methods for A Photovoltaic System
Pawan D. Kale1, D. S. Chaudhari2
1Pawan D. Kale, Department of Electronics and Telecommunication, Government College of Engineering, Amravati, India.
2Dr. Devendra S. Chaudhari, Department of Electronics and Telecommunication, Government College of Engineering, Amravati, India.
Manuscript received on March 11, 2013. | Revised Manuscript Received on March 12, 2013. | Manuscript published on March 25, 2013. | PP: 15-19 | Volume-1 Issue-5, March 2013. | Retrieval Number: E0206031513/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: A renewable energy had been used in solar power generation since years ago. Solar energy is one of the forms of renewable energy source and it brings benefits to the residential that uses it as their alternative power supply. In order to increases the efficiency of system during rapid changing environmental conditions; system will adapt some Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) methods. This paper presents a review on various MPPT methods for variable environmental conditions (i.e. variable temperature and irradiation level), their difficulty while tracking and how those difficulties can be overcome efficiently by the other techniques. Apart from all the methods, an open circuit and slope detection tracking technique is found to be an efficient technique with respect to tracking speed and accuracy. This technique can avoid the unnecessary amount of power loss and therefore maintaining the power efficiency. The Programmable system on chip (PSoC) is used as a Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) controller.
Keywords: MPP (Maximum Power Point), MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking), PSoC (Programmable System on Chip), PV (Photovoltaic) panel.