MPPT of Photovoltaic Systems Using Sensorless Current-Based Model Predictive Control

  title={MPPT of Photovoltaic Systems Using Sensorless Current-Based Model Predictive Control},
  author={Morcos Metry and Mohammad B. Shadmand and Robert S. Balog and Haithem Abu-Rub},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications},
Variability in the solar irradiance level and ambient temperature of photovoltaic (PV) systems necessitates the use of maximum power point tracking (MPPT) of PV systems to ensure continuous harvesting of maximum power. This paper presents a sensorless current (SC) MPPT algorithm using model predictive control (MPC). The main contribution of this paper is the use of model-based predictive control principle to eliminate the current sensor that is usually required for well-known MPPT techniques… CONTINUE READING
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