American Journal of Applied Sciences

A Real-Time Optimization Approach to the Efficiency of a Photovoltaic System by a Hybrid Tracking Technique using LabVIEW

Rezoug Mohamed Redha and Chenni Rachid

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Abstract

Among the lines of research on improving the efficiency of a photovoltaic panel, sun tracking techniques occupy a large part. In this article, an extension of Laboratory Virtual Instrument Engineering Workbench (LabVIEW); LabVIEW Interface For Arduino (LIFA) is used. It allows the driving of an Arduino board from LabVIEW, on which a collaboration technique between two categories of pursuit is developed: The first is sensory and the second is pre-programmed. This hybrid two-axis technique is characterized by impulse control strategist with pre-programmed control and dual sensory correction. The results reveal that the hybrid tracking system gave an additional energy gain of about 36% compared to a fixed photovoltaic panel system. Thus, it has practically a percentage increase of 2 and 2.3% respectively to the two techniques used.

Copyright

© 2018 Rezoug Mohamed Redha and Chenni Rachid. 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.