Dynamic maximum power point tracker for photovoltaic applications

Pallab Midya, Philip T. Krein, Robert J. Turnbull, Robert Reppa, Jonathan Kimball

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Abstract

A dynamic process for reaching the maximum power point of a variable source such as a solar cell is introduced. The process tracks maximum power nearly cycle-by-cycle during transients. Information from the natural switching ripple instead of external perturbation is used to support the maximizing process. The method is globally stable for dc-dc converters, provided that switch action is present. A prototype boost converter that uses this method for control can follow power transients on time scales of a few milliseconds. This performance can be achieved with a simple analog control structure, which supports power processing with minimum loss.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPESC Record - IEEE Annual Power Electronics Specialists Conference
Pages1710-1716
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 27th Annual IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference, PESC. Part 1 (of 2) - Maggiore, Italy
Duration: Jan 1 1996Jan 1 1996

Publication series

NamePESC Record - IEEE Annual Power Electronics Specialists Conference
Volume2
ISSN (Print)0275-9306

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1996 27th Annual IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference, PESC. Part 1 (of 2)
CityMaggiore, Italy
Period1/1/961/1/96

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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