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A Modified P&O-MPPT Technique Using Fuzzy Logic Controller for PV Systems
conference contributionposted on 2023-07-28, 03:29 authored by RI Jabbar, KK Mohammed, S Mekhilef, M Mubin, M Seyedmahmoudian, A Stojcevski, Ben HoranBen Horan, M Becherif
The perturb and observe (P&O) algorithm is the most popular of the numerous maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithms due to its simplicity and ease of implementation. However, the method has limitations regarding convergence speed, steady-state oscillation, and drift problem under sudden irradiance variations. This paper presents an improved P&O-MPPT algorithm to enhance the tracking convergence speed using adaptive duty cycle perturbation step fuzzy logic (FL-D) size. Moreover, a new strategy is added to the algorithm to stop the steady-state oscillation once MPP is tracked. The proposed algorithm was verified using MATLAB/Simulink under constant and varied irradiance levels. The results showed that the proposed algorithm with an adaptive FL-D size could efficiently track an accurate MPP with zero-state oscillation at different irradiance levels. Moreover, the algorithm achieves fast tracking under a rapid change in irradiance. The proposed algorithm was compared with the traditional P&O algorithm and the modified P&O algorithms that have recently been published. The comparison results validated the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm.