American Journal of Applied Sciences

Voltage Oriented Control Applied to a Grid Connected Photovoltaic System with Maximum Power Point Tracking Technique

Rym Marouani and Abdelkader Mami

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2010.1168.1173

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 7, Issue 8

Pages 1168-1173

Abstract

Problem statement: This study presented a grid connected photovoltaic system with voltage oriented control. This system contains the problem of degradation of photovoltaic power with climatic factors and the problem of synchronization of currents to be injected to the grid. Approach: In order to optimize the photovoltaic energy generation, we developed a new maximum power point tracking algorithm and we use a phase locked loop to solve the problem of synchronization of grid voltage and current. Results: The model of the grid connected photovoltaic system had been implemented in the MATLAB/SIMULINK software and simulation studies have been presented. Conclusion: Results had proved the effectiveness of the proposed system, the utility of the maximum power point tracker and the robustness of the phase locked loop.

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© 2010 Rym Marouani and Abdelkader Mami. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.