Robust maximum power point tracking method for photovoltaic cells: A sliding mode control approach

Chen Chi Chu, Chieh-Li Chen

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

163 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Due to nonlinear I-V characteristics of photovoltaic cells, an maximum power point tracking algorithm is adopted to maximize the output power. In this paper, an approach for peak power tracking using the sliding mode control is proposed. The proposed controller is robust to environment changes and load variations. The stability and robustness of the controller are addressed. The performance of the controller is verified through simulations and experiments. It demonstrated that the proposed approach can be implemented effectively and economically.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1370-1378
Number of pages9
JournalSolar Energy
Volume83
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Aug 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Robust maximum power point tracking method for photovoltaic cells: A sliding mode control approach'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this