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Power maximization using multiple step, load-side, current-mode sensing

Ramli, N and Walker, S (2016) Power maximization using multiple step, load-side, current-mode sensing. In: UNSPECIFIED, ? - ?.


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This paper presents a novel load-side maximum power point tracker using a multiple step difference algorithm. This technique maximizes the power into any given load using a current-mode, load-side controller under various insolation levels. MATLAB/Simulink was used for simulation studies using a normalized, heuristic, photovoltaic model while an off-the-shelf, four-switch buck-boost converter was employed along with a controllable, indoor, built-in-house, solar simulator for experimental validations. The proposed method guarantees maximum power tracking under various weather conditions and operates at unity power factor on a self-synchronized basis.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published proceedings: Proceedings of 2015 IEEE International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference, IRSEC 2015
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2016 13:37
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2021 10:16

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