Current-sensorless power-angle-based MPPT for single-stage grid-connected photovoltaic voltage-source inverters

Gamal M. Dousoky, Masahito Shoyama

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Abstract

This paper proposes a current-sensorless power-angle-based MPPT for single-stage grid-connected photovoltaic voltage-source inverters. The proposed tracker eliminates the use of the current sensor by using only the voltage sensor: The current sensor is substituted with a new quantity, which is the sine value of the power-angle (the phase angle between the inverter output voltage and the power grid voltage). A theoretical proof for this quantity is developed and is provided. Then, the proposed tracker is designed in MATLAB Simulink and implemented using a fixed-point DSP. Moreover, a breadboard has been built-up for testing the use of the proposed tracker with a single-stage grid-connected photovoltaic voltage-source inverter. Both of simulation and experimental results show that the proposed tracker attains a satisfactory performance. On the other hand, it requires a good control tool to accurately achieve the arithmetic calculations. A substantial part of the manufacturing cost and complexity burdens of MPPTs involves the use of current sensors. Considering this investigation saves cost, decreases complexity, and therefore increases the power density of the MPPTs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2013
Pages2757-2763
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 31 2013
Event5th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exhibition, ECCE 2013 - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: Sep 15 2013Sep 19 2013

Publication series

Name2013 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2013

Other

Other5th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exhibition, ECCE 2013
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period9/15/139/19/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology

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