An Improved Model-Based Maximum Power Point Tracker for Photovoltaic Panels

  title={An Improved Model-Based Maximum Power Point Tracker for Photovoltaic Panels},
  author={Loredana Cristaldi and Marco Faifer and Marco Rossi and Sergio Toscani},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement},
It is well known that in a photovoltaic (PV) plant, the modules are connected to switch-mode power converters to enhance the power output in every environmental condition. This task is performed by the maximum power point tracker (MPPT), which provides a current or voltage reference to the converter. Traditional perturb and observe or incremental conductance algorithms are not efficient in rapidly changing conditions, whereas a model-based (MB) MPPT offers a better dynamic performance. Because… CONTINUE READING
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