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Accession Number ADA576577
Title Design of a Maximum Power Point Tracker with Simulation, Analysis, and Comparison of Algorithms.
Publication Date Dec 2012
Media Count 113p
Personal Author J. Wurz
Abstract In this thesis, the advantages of three different maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithm are investigated. By simulation, the performance and efficiency of these algorithms was analyzed. By using MATLAB's SimPowerSystems block set, we created the model comprised of a Kyocera KD135GX- LP solar panel powering a buck converter controlled by the MPPT algorithms driving a resistive load. The main objective was to track the maximum power point (MPP) of the solar array by modulating the buck converter's duty cycle, thereby, optimizing the power output of the panel. The three algorithms observed performance was on par with other real world tests of these algorithms as seen in other published work. The Perturb and Observe (P&O) algorithm performed with a higher overall efficiency and was able to track the MPP quickly, while the Incremental Conductance (InC) algorithm had similar performance but requires more intensive calculations. The analysis of these algorithms led to a greater understanding of where the inefficiencies of this type of system are located, allowing improvement in future work on this subject.
Keywords Algorithms
Converters
Power point tracker
Simulation
Solar panels
Tracking


 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 72B - Algebra, Analysis, Geometry, & Mathematical Logic
97N - Solar Energy
Corporate Author Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Master's thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1320
Contract Number N/A

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