Optimal parameters selection of particle swarm optimization based global maximum power point tracking of partially shaded PV

Sergey Obukhov, Ahmed Ibrahim, Raef Aboelsaud

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This paper presents optimal parameters selection of particle swarm optimization (PSO) algorithm for determining the global maximum power point tracking of photovoltaic array under partially shaded conditions. Under partial shading, the power-voltage characteristics have a more complex shape with several local peaks and one global peak. The two proposed controllers include dynamic Particle Swarm Optimization, and constant particle swarm optimization. The developed algorithms are implemented in MATLAB/Simulink platform, and their performances are evaluated. The results indicate that the dynamic particle swarm optimization algorithm can very fast track the GMPP within 128 ms for different shading conditions. In addition, the average tracking efficiency of the proposed algorithm is higher than 99.89%, which provides good prospects to apply this algorithm in the control search unit for the global maximum power point in stations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number022032
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2019
EventInternational Scientific Conference on Applied Physics, Information Technologies and Engineering 2019, APITECH 2019 - Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 25 Sep 201927 Sep 2019


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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