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The progressive installation of renewable energy sources requires the coordination of energy consuming devices. At consumer level, this coordination can be done by a home energy management system (HEMS). Interoperability issues need to be solved among smart appliances as well as between smart and non-smart, i.e., legacy devices. We expect current(More)
This paper presents an iterative method for optimizing inverter size in photovoltaic (PV) system for five sites in Malaysia. The sizing ratio which is the ratio of PV rated power to inverter's rated power is optimized at different load levels using different commercial inverters models. Hourly solar radiation and ambient temperature records are used to(More)
This paper presents an efficient maximum power point tracking (MPPT) controller for a standalone photovoltaic (PV) generation system. To achieve an efficient MPPT controller, a new boost converter design and an improved MPPT algorithm are incorporated. In the proposed boost converter design, a passive regenerative snubber circuit is included to absorb the(More)
This paper presents an improved maximum power point tracking (MPPT) controller for PV systems. An Artificial Neural Network and the classical P&O algorithm were employed to achieve this objective. MATLAB models for a neural network, PV module, and the classical P&O algorithm are developed. However, the developed MPPT uses the ANN to predict the optimum(More)
In this research an iterative method for determining the optimal sizing of standalone photovoltaic (PV) system in terms of optimal sizing of PV array and battery storage is proposed. A standalone PV system energy flow is first analysed using a developed model for a standalone PV system. In finding the optimal size of PV array and battery, a long term data(More)
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