A novel approach to evaluate dynamic performance for photovoltaic system using software platform

Byunggyu Yu, Youngseok Jung


With the growing demand for renewable energy, solar photovoltaic (PV) systems have gained popularity as a reliable source of clean electricity. However, the performance of these systems can be limited by factors such as suboptimal maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithms. In order to improve the power generation efficiency of PV systems, it is important to evaluate the performance of dynamic MPPT algorithms that can adapt to varying operating conditions. Traditionally, such evaluations have been time consuming and expensive, often requiring extensive testing and measurement equipment. In this paper, we propose a novel approach to evaluate dynamic MPPT performance very quickly and simply using PSIM software. This approach enables accurate and efficient evaluation of MPPT performance under a wide range of operating conditions, while minimizing the cost and time involved in traditional testing methods. When applying the proposed method to a 3.7 kW inverter using the traditional perturbation and observation (P and O) method, we found that the highest average efficiency was 98.92% at an MPPT control period of 0.1s and a voltage perturbation of 1 V. This evaluation technique provides valuable insights into the design and optimization of more efficient MPPT control algorithms, leading to improved power generation efficiency and increased adoption of solar PV systems.


Dynamic maximum power point tracking; Maximum power point tracking; Perturbation and observation method; Photovoltaic characteristics; Photovoltaic efficiency; Photovoltaic evaluation; Photovoltaic generation

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijece.v14i2.pp1185-1193

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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