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Vangari A.,KK Wagh Institute of Engineering Education and Research Nashik | Sakamuri J.N.,Technical University of Denmark
International Conference on Energy Economics and Environment - 1st IEEE Uttar Pradesh Section Conference, UPCON-ICEEE 2015 | Year: 2015

This paper is focused on the design of a controller for the DC/DC boost converter using K factor control, which is based on modified PI control method, for maximum power point tracking (MPPT) of solar PV system. A mathematical model for boost converter based on small signal averaging approach is presented. Design of the passive elements of the boost converter as per the system specifications is also illustrated. The performance of the proposed K factor control method is verified with the simulations for MPPT on solar PV system at different atmospheric conditions. A new circuit based model for solar PV array, which includes the effect of solar insolation and temperature on PV array output, for the application in power system transient simulations, is also presented. The performance of the PV array model is verified with simulations at different atmospheric conditions. A 160W PV module from BP solar is modelled and its characteristics are validated with the corresponding results from its datasheet. The simulations are performed using PSCAD/EMTDC. © 2015 IEEE. Source

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