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Title: A maximum power point tracking for a photovoltaic system based on optimum sinusoidal modulated control pulses
Authors: Alqarni, M
Darwish, MK
Keywords: MPPT;Open circuit;PV system
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: IEEE Computer Society
Citation: Proceedings of the Universities Power Engineering Conference, 2014
Abstract: Photovoltaic systems have grown rapidly in the last few decades. This growth has enhanced research about this technology, focusing on reducing cost and improving efficiency. Maximum power point tracking (MPPT), which increases the overall efficiency of a PV system, is a main part of a PV system. In this paper, some MPPT methods have been critically reviewed. Fractional open-circuit voltage has been investigated. The approach of a separate PV array to obtain the open circuit voltage (Voc) is adopted. The proposed idea in this paper is based on optimising the control pulses for the DC-DC converter. The generation of control pulses is based on sinusoidal modulated pulse width modulation (SPWM). The output from the DC-DC converter is then fed into a low frequency square wave voltage-fed inverter circuit. The output is a fine sinusoidal waveform, although the inverter operates at a low frequency. The block diagrams and the results are presented.
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Dept of Electronic and Computer Engineering Research Papers

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