Tracking Power Photovoltaic System using Artificial Neural Network Control Strategy

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M.T. Makhloufi 1,* M.S. Khireddine 2 Y. Abdessemed 2 A. Boutarfa 2

1. LEA Lab. Electronics department, Faculty of Technology, Batna University, Chahid M.ohamed Belhadi Boukhlouf Road, Batna, Algeria

2. LRP & LEA Labs. Electronics department, Faculty of Technology, Batna University, Chahid M.ohamed Belhadi Boukhlouf Road, Batna, Algeria

* Corresponding author.


Received: 11 Mar. 2014 / Revised: 23 Jul. 2014 / Accepted: 1 Sep. 2014 / Published: 8 Nov. 2014

Index Terms

Solar Energy, Photovoltaic, MPPT, P&O, Boost Converter, Artificial Neural Network


Photovoltaic generation is the technique which uses photovoltaic cell to convert solar energy to electric energy. Nowadays, PV generation is developing increasingly fast as a renewable energy source. However, the disadvantage is that PV generation is intermittent because it depends considerably on weather conditions.
This paper proposes an intelligent control method for the maximum power point tracking (MPPT) of a photovoltaic system under variable temperature and solar irradiation conditions. In this paper, a simulation study of the maximum power point tracking (MPPT) for a photovoltaic system using an artificial neural network is presented. The system simulation is elaborated by combining the models established of solar PV module and a DC/DC Boost converter. Finally performance comparison between artificial neural network controller and Perturb and Observe method has been carried out which has shown the effectiveness of artificial neural networks controller to draw much energy and fast response against change in working conditions.

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M.T. Makhloufi, M.S. Khireddine, Y. Abdessemed, A. Boutarfa, "Tracking Power Photovoltaic System using Artificial Neural Network Control Strategy", International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA), vol.6, no.12, pp.17-26, 2014. DOI:10.5815/ijisa.2014.12.03


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