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A soft computing MPPT for PV system based on Cuckoo Search algorithm

Ahmed, Jubaer; Salam, Zainal

Authors

Zainal Salam



Abstract

This paper presents a novel approach to determine the maximum power point (MPP) in Photovoltaic (PV) System using the Cuckoo Search (CS) algorithm. In CS, three samples of voltage are generated randomly over the span of the PV voltage. Based on the Le'vy distribution, the voltage samples are directed towards the best solution and on the basis of power comparison, the best position is found. The algorithm is simulated using MATLAB and compared to the conventional P&O method. It exhibits very fast convergence with zero steady state oscillation. In addition, it tracks the MPP perfectly when PV system is subjected to rapid changes of atmospheric condition.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name 4th International Conference on Power Engineering, Energy and Electrical Drives
Start Date May 13, 2013
End Date May 17, 2013
Online Publication Date Oct 21, 2013
Publication Date 2013
Deposit Date Dec 28, 2021
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages 558-562
Series ISSN 2155-5532
Book Title 4th International Conference on Power Engineering, Energy and Electrical Drives
DOI https://doi.org/10.1109/PowerEng.2013.6635669
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2823263