Modeling and Control of DC/DC Boost Converter using K-Factor Control for MPPT of Solar PV System

Adithya Vangari, Divyanagalakshmi Haribabu, Jayachandra N. Sakamuri

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Abstract

This paper is focused on the design of a controller for the DC/DC boost converter using K factor control, which is based on modified PI control method, for maximum power point tracking (MPPT) of solar PV system. A mathematical model for boost converter based on small signal averaging approach is presented. Design of the passive elements of the boost converter as per the system specifications is also illustrated. The performance of the proposed K factor control method is verified with the simulations for MPPT on solar PV system at different atmospheric conditions. A new circuit based model for solar PV array, which includes the effect of solar insolation and temperature on PV array output, for the application in power system transient simulations, is also presented. The performance of the PV array model is verified with simulations at different atmospheric conditions. A 160W PV module from BP solar is modelled and its characteristics are validated with the corresponding results from its datasheet. The simulations are performed using PSCAD/EMTDC.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 International Conference on Energy Economics and Environment (ICEEE)
Number of pages6
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2015
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-7491-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event2015 International Conference on Energy Economics and Environment (ICEEE) - Noida, India
Duration: 27 Mar 201528 Mar 2015

Conference

Conference2015 International Conference on Energy Economics and Environment (ICEEE)
CountryIndia
CityNoida
Period27/03/201528/03/2015

Keywords

  • Solar PV system
  • MPPT
  • Boost Converter
  • K factor control

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