Maximum Power Point Tracking: Background, Implementation and Classification


Maurice Hébert (Editor)

Series: Electrical Engineering Developments
BISAC: TEC007000

Maximum Power Point Tracking: Background, Implementation and Classification presents state-of-art of existing conventional maximum power point techniques, along with shading mitigation techniques, and compares them on various parameters.

Photovoltaic systems include storage batteries when there is surplus power to provide electricity on demand. A suitable charge controller is needed for interfacing the solar photovoltaic module(s) with the battery bank. As such, attention has been made to attribute more features to the controller which will enhance the efficiency and controllability, and to monitor the health of the battery being charged.

The authors review the considerations for maximum power point tracking in large utility scale photovoltaic systems and small-scale residential photovoltaic systems. A set of characteristics is proposed and criteria is defined to evaluate the suitability of a technique.

In the penultimate study, power storage systems in ~100 W level are developed, which consist of direct current-alternating current converters, spherical Si solar cells, a maximum power point tracking controller, and lithium-ion batteries. Two types of inverters were used: SiC metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs) and conventional Si MOSFETs.

In closing, the authors propose a simplified control stratagem to offer optimal power output power from a variable speed grid connected wind energy conversion system.



Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Maximum Power Point Tracking in Solar PV Systems: A State of the Art
(Deepak Verma, PhD, Nikhil Kumar, and Savita Nema, PhD, Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology Mesra, Jaipur Campus, Jaipur, RJ, India, and others)

Chapter 2. MPPT Charge Controller for Battery Connected Photovoltaic Power Conditioning Unit
(Joydip Jana, Hiranmay Samanta, Hiranmay Saha, and Konika Das Bhattacharya, Centre of Excellence for Green Energy and Sensor Systems, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology Shibpur, Howrah, West Bengal, India, and Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, West Bengal, India)

Chapter 3. Comparison between SiC- and Si-Based Inverters Equipped with Maximum Power Point Tracking Charge Controller for Photovoltaic Power Generation Systems
(Takeo Oku, Yuji Ando, Taisuke Matsumoto and Masashi Yasuda, Department of Materials Science, The University of Shiga Prefecture, Hikone, Shiga, Japan, and others)

Chapter 4. Maximum Power Point Tracking: A Review of the Considerations for Large Scale and Small Scale Photovoltaic Installations
(Sarah Lyden, School of Engineering, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS, Australia)

Chapter 5. Image Based Maximum Power Point Tracking in Wind Energy Conversion Systems
(K. Sujatha, M. Malathi, N. P. G. Bhavani and V. Srividhya, Professor, EEE Dept., Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, and others)


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