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Publication Type : Conference Paper
Publisher : 2016 International Conference on Energy Efficient Technologies for Sustainability, ICEETS 2016, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Source : 2016 International Conference on Energy Efficient Technologies for Sustainability, ICEETS 2016, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p.62-67 (2016)
ISBN : 9781509015344
Keywords : DC-DC converters, Dc-dc power conversion, Electric inverters, Energy efficiency, Maximum available power, Maximum power point trackers, Maximum Power Point Tracking, Maximum Power Point Tracking algorithms, Microcontrollers, Overall efficiency, Partial shading, Perturb and observe, Solar cell arrays, Solar concentrators, Sustainable development, Timer, Tracking (position)
Campus : Amritapuri
School : School of Engineering
Department : Electrical and Electronics
Year : 2016
Abstract : Maximum power point tracking is a method to trap maximum available power from a solar panel. Many algorithms have been developed based on the characteristics of solar panel in order to utilize maximum available power. But these algorithms do not consider local maxima and minima in the solar panel characteristics caused due to shading. In this paper an enhanced version of Perturb and Observe maximum power point tracking algorithm is explained which also considers local maxima and minima caused by shading and makes the solar panel to work at its peak maxima. This helps in improving the overall efficiency of the system. Algorithm is implemented on 50W solar panel using ATMega 8 microcontroller and a boost converter.
Cite this Research Publication : Bharath K. R. and Dr. P. Kanakasabapathy, “Implementation of enhanced perturb and observe maximum power point tracking algorithm to overcome partial shading losses”, in 2016 International Conference on Energy Efficient Technologies for Sustainability, ICEETS 2016, 2016, pp. 62-67