Maximum power point tracking of partially shading PV system using cuckoo search algorithm

A. Ibrahim, Raef Aboelsaud, S. Obukhov

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This paper presents a cuckoo search (CS) algorithm for determining the global maximum power point (GMPP) tracking of photovoltaic (PV) under partial shading conditions (PSC). The conventional methods are failed to track the GMPP under PSC, which decrease the reliability of the power system and increase the system losses. The performance of the CS algorithm is compared with perturb and observe (P&O) algorithm for different cases of operations of PV panels under PSC. The CS algorithm is used in this work to control directly the duty cycle of the DC-DC converter without proportional integral derivative (PID) controller. The proposed CS model can track the GMPP very accurate with high efficiency in less time under different conditions as well as in PSC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1081-1089
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Power Electronics and Drive Systems
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019


  • Cuckoo search
  • Global maximum power point
  • Maximum power point tracking
  • Partially shading condition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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