VHDL Based Maximum Power Point Tracking of Photovoltaic Using Fuzzy Logic Control

Doaa M. Atia, Hanaa T. El-madany

Abstract


It is important to have an efficient maximum power point tracking (MPPT) technique to increase the photovoltaic (PV) generation system output efficiency. This paper presents a design of MPPT techniques for PV module to increase its efficiency. Perturb and Observe method (P&O), incremental conductance method (IC), and Fuzzy logic controller (FLC) techniques are designed to be used for MPPT. Also FLC is built using MATLAB/ SIMULINK and compared with the FLC toolbox existed in the MATLAB library. FLC does not need knowledge of the exact model of the system so it is easy to implement. A comparison between different techniques shows the effectiveness of the fuzzy logic controller techniques.  Finally, the proposed FLC is built in very high speed integrated circuit description language (VHDL). The simulation results obtained with ISE Design Suite 14.6 software show a satisfactory performance with a good agreement compared to obtained values from MATLAB/SIMULINK. The good tracking efficiency and rapid response to environmental parameters changes are adopted by the simulation results.

Keywords


maximum power point tracking (MPPT), photovoltaic (PV), fuzzy logic controller (FLC), very high speed integrated circuit hardware description language (VHDL),

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijece.v7i6.pp3454-3466
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