FPGA Implementation of Maximum Power Point Tracking Algorithm for PV System

Shankarrao, Jadhav Pankaj (2013) FPGA Implementation of Maximum Power Point Tracking Algorithm for PV System. MTech thesis.



Photovoltaic power generation has two major problems: the conversion efficiency of existing PV modules is less and amount of power generated by PV system changes with weather conditions. Also, the PV cell I-V characteristics are non-linear due to complex relationship of voltage and current and varies with change in temperature or insolation. There is only one point on P-V or I-V curve called Maximum Power Point at which PV system operates at maximum efficiency and produces maximum output power. Failure to track MPP causes significant power loss. So, Maximum Power Point Tracking MPPT are required to operate PV system at MPP. The P&O algorithm and INC algorithm are commonly used methods to track MPP by adjusting duty cycle of DC-DC converter. The existing methods use microcontroller or DSP controller to implement MPPT algorithm.FPGA provides number of advantages over sequential machine microcontroller as FPGA does concurrent operation i.e. instructions executed continuously and simultaneously. DSP does DSP related calculation only so, with FPGA numbers number of components required are less. Also, FPGA is faster than DSP. Thus, the size of components required for power converter decreases. The MPPT algorithm is implemented on FPGA and programmed through LabVIEW. The programmed FPGA track MPP continuously.

Item Type:Thesis (MTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Photovoltaic System, MPPT, P&O Algorithm, Incremental Conductance Algorithm, DC-DC Converter, FPGA
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Hydraulic Engineering
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
ID Code:4976
Deposited By:Hemanta Biswal
Deposited On:03 Dec 2013 11:23
Last Modified:20 Dec 2013 15:03
Supervisor(s):Mahapatra, K

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