American Journal of Applied Sciences

A Control Strategy for Photovoltaic-Solid Polymer Electrolysis System Based on Surface Temperature of PV Panel

Riza Muhida, Wahyudi, Rifki Muhida and Ahmad Unggul Priantoro

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2008.805.810

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 5, Issue 7

Pages 805-810


Processes to produce hydrogen from solar photovoltaic powered water electrolysis using solid polymer electrolysis are reported. An alternative control of maximum power point tracking method based on analysis of PV panel’s surface Temperature for the PV-SPE system was designed and implemented. From this analysis an optimal voltage of PV can be obtained and was realized as a reference voltage of Dc-DC converter. By maintenance the output voltage of PV using the reference voltage control, the output PV can be optimized at its MPP operation. The MPPT performance and hydrogen production performance of this method have been evaluated and discussed based on the results of the experiment.


© 2008 Riza Muhida, Wahyudi, Rifki Muhida and Ahmad Unggul Priantoro. 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.