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Comparative analysis of maximum power point tracker algorithms


Comparative analysis of maximum power point tracker algorithms

A.V. Puchenkin, V.G.Titov, I.V. Hodykina

Incoming article date: 02.10.2013

Maximum power pointtracking algorithms are widely used in the solar converters in order to obtain maximum power from the solar array. The article provides a brief description of the work of these algorithms, description of the method of testing based on mathematical modeling using Matlab, Simulink and SimScape packages. The results of modeling and comparative analysis  of the studied algorithms, its  strengths and weaknesses revealed.

Keywords: maximum power point, maximum power point tracker, photovoltaic, buck converter, comparative study of algorithms, perturb and observe method, constant voltage method, constant current method, icremental conductance method