Photovoltaic dynamic MPPT on a moving vehicle

Shih Hung Ko, Ru Min Chao

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In addition to the conversion efficiency of a photovoltaic panel, the maximum power point tracking (MPPT) method also plays a central role to harvest most energy out of sun. The MPPT unit on a moving vehicle must keep tracking accuracy high in order to compensate rapid change of insolation due to dynamic motion of the vehicle. In this paper, some problems of a PV system associated with a moving vehicle are addressed, and a modified quadratic maximization MPPT algorithm is proposed. Theoretical PV performance is linked to the experimental test followed by the Sandia dynamic test protocol to verify the proposed MPPT method. Finally, experimental result on a model ship is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1750-1760
Number of pages11
JournalSolar Energy
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jun

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)


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