화학공학소재연구정보센터
Solar Energy, Vol.115, 145-165, 2015
A direct adaptive neural control for maximum power point tracking of photovoltaic system
This paper represents a novel direct adaptive neural control (DANC) method for maximum power point tracking (MPPT) of photovoltaic (PV) systems. A DC/DC buck converter to regulate the output power of the photovoltaic system is considered. The direct adaptive neural control scheme operates on MPP and improves the performance of solar energy conversion efficiency. The online adaptation procedure is based on learning law of the delta rule and only the system output error is required. The prime contributions of this study are a simple and effective solution for MPPT, the fast learning and the straightforward digital implementation. The performance of direct adaptive neural controller on photovoltaic sources with different characteristics is assessed. The simulation results confirm the feasibility and effectiveness of the DANC. The proposed MPPT control system is compared to the conventional perturbation and observation (P&O) method. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.