Analysis and Optimization of Maximum Power Point Tracking Algorithms in the Presence of Noise

This paper analyzes the effect of noise on several maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithms for photovoltaic systems. Noise is an essential consideration for optimization of MPPT algorithms. For example, for a perturb and observe algorithm, the perturbation size must be big enough to produce a signal larger than the measurement noise; however, the… (More)