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2012 International Conference on Advanced Computer Science Applications and Technologies (ACSAT) (2012)
Kuala Lumpur
Nov. 26, 2012 to Nov. 28, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-4673-5832-3
pp: 133-138
ABSTRACT
This paper presents the fuzzy logic based maximum power point tracking for the optimization of the solar photovoltaic (PV) array under partially shaded conditions. The PV system is modelled in MATLAB/SIMULINK where the PV array is formed by five PV modules connected in series. The PV characteristic of PV module and PV array under uniform solar irradiance are nonlinear but there are one maximum power point (MPP) can be identified. Nevertheless, the PV characteristic becomes more complex with multiple MPP when the PV array under partially shaded conditions (PSC). In this paper, maximum power point tracking (MPPT) approach based on perturb and observe algorithm has been investigated. Fuzzy logic is adopted into the conventional MPPT to enhance the overall performance of the PV system. The performances of MPPT and FMPPT are investigated particularly on the transient response and the steady state response when the PV array is exposed under different partially shaded conditions. The simulation results show that FMPPT has better performance where it can facilitate the PV array to reach the MPP faster and provide more stable output power.
INDEX TERMS
fuzzy logic, power engineering computing, solar cell arrays
CITATION

C. S. Chin, Y. K. Chin, B. L. Chua, A. Kiring and K. T. Teo, "Fuzzy Logic Based MPPT for PV Array under Partially Shaded Conditions," 2012 International Conference on Advanced Computer Science Applications and Technologies (ACSAT), Kuala Lumpur, 2013, pp. 133-138.
doi:10.1109/ACSAT.2012.46
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