Sensorless Maximum Power Point Control for Single-stage Grid Connected PV Systems


Volume: 14 | Issue: 2 | Pages: 13232-13237 | April 2024 |


In this paper, a novel approach for implementing the maximum power point that could be generated from a photovoltaic (PV) panel while eliminating the need for current sensors through the application of the Hill Climbing algorithm is proposed. The active power generated by the PV panel is injected into the grid via a three-phase inverter using voltage-oriented voltage control with Spatial Vector Modulation (SVM). The developed strategy ensures minimal ripples for both active and reactive power and produces a sinusoidal alternating current waveform, even under varying lighting conditions. A comprehensive description of the adopted control strategy is provided and validated through numerical simulations conducted in MATLAB/Simulink environment. Furthermore, the performance of the proposed method is assessed by analyzing the simulation results. In an attempt to validate the effectiveness of the proposed approach, an implementation of the inverter control was conducted with the DSpace 1104 board, and the results underscored the feasibility and effectiveness of the employed approach for grid-connected PV systems.


MPPT, VOC, SVM, photovoltaic


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M. Abbassi, A. Aouiti, and F. Bacha, “Sensorless Maximum Power Point Control for Single-stage Grid Connected PV Systems”, Eng. Technol. Appl. Sci. Res., vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 13232–13237, Apr. 2024.


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