An efficient scanning algorithm for photovoltaic systems under partial shading

Mohamed Bahri, Mohamed Talea, Hicham Bahri, Mohamed Aboulfatah


This paper proposes a new technique of maximum power point tracking (MPPT) for a photovoltaic (PV) system connected to three phase grids under partial shading condition (PSC), based on a new combined perturb and observe (P&O) with scanning algorithm. This new algorithm main advantages are the high-speed tracking compared to existing algorithms, high accuracy and simplicity which makes it ideal for hardware implementation. Simulation was carried on MATLAB/Simulink. Results showed the effectiveness in speed and accuracy of our algorithm over the existing ones either during standard condition (STC) or PSC. Furthermore, conventional direct power control (DPC) was applied to synchronize successfully the injected power with the grid, which makes our algorithm global and works efficiently under severe conditions.


Direct power control; Partial shading conditions; Perturb and observe; Photovoltaic system; Scanning algorithm; Synchronization; Three phase grids connected

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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