Limited Power Control of a Grid Connected Photovoltaic System

P, Bala Sai Kiran (2015) Limited Power Control of a Grid Connected Photovoltaic System. Masters thesis, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad.

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Abstract

The objective of this thesis is to improve the performance of limited power point tracking (LPPT)of photovoltaic plants. Limited power point tracking refers to the control of power output from a photovoltaic array at a level below the maximum power point. The limited power point tracking exhibits advantages over maximum power point tracking(MPPT) both in terms of economy and system security. The previously reported LPPT methods, however, exhibit more oscillations at low power levels or require additional mode changing action under power scarcity and may malfunction under the rapidly varying environmental conditions. To avoid these difficulties, two novel LPPT control schemes are proposed. Both the schemes are carefully designed with minimum deviation from the traditional MPPT control so as to ensure easy implementation. Each of the controllers proposed has its own merit. The LPPT control under the proposed schemes can be implemented without the support of any local energy storage. Detailed case studies are performed to verify the effectiveness of proposed LPPT controllers. Additionally, in this thesis, performance of LPPT control of a single-stage, three-phase, grid connected photovoltaic system is studied.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Limited Power, Maximum Power Point Tracking, Photovoltaic, Power Control, Hardware in loop, Single Stage, Grid Connected, TD374
Subjects: Others > Electricity
Divisions: Department of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Library Staff
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2015 10:58
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2015 10:58
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/1672
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