A New Implementation of Maximum Power Point Tracking Based on Fuzzy Logic Algorithm for Solar Photovoltaic System

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Electrcal Engineering, University of Batna 2

Abstract

In this paper, we present a modeling and implementation of new control schemes for an isolated photovoltaic (PV) using a fuzzy logic controller (FLC). The PV system is connected to a load through a DC-DC boost converter. The FLC controller provides the appropriate duty cycle (D) to the DC-DC converter for the PV system to generate maximum power. Using FLC controller block in MATLABTM/Simulink environment simplifies its implementation. However, all the parameters of the FLC blocks are not accessible and can not be modified without redesigning it each time, causing the loss of considerable time to control our system. To avoid these drawbacks and to simplify both the access and the plot of all blocks, a modelisation of FLC membership’s functions has become a necessity. The simulation and experimental tests on a PV system show that the FLC provides a good tracking of the maximum power point (MPPT). Finally, we have evaluated the operation of the FLC on a real system consisting of a photovoltaic panel (BP580) model and have implemented the control strategy on a digital signal processor dSPACE DS1104.

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