Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Power Electronics and Control Techniques for Maximum Energy Harvesting in Photovoltaic Systems By Nicola Femia and Giovanni Petrone

Power Electronics and Control Techniques for Maximum Energy Harvesting in Photovoltaic Systems By Nicola Femia and  Giovanni Petrone
Contents:
1 PV Modeling
2 Maximum Power Point Tracking
3 MPPT Efficiency: Noise Sources and Methods for Reducing Their Effects
4 Distributed Maximum Power Point Tracking of Photovoltaic Arrays
5 Design of High-Energy-Efficiency Power Converters for PV MPPT Applications
Preface:
Photovoltaic (PV) systems produce a significant amount of the electrical energy used around the world. PV technology will be capable of offering a great deal of support in the future to the rate of growth of advanced economies as well as developing countries. The incentives provided at a first stage by the European governments have resulted in the rapid growth of the PV market and an increase in the number and quality of products offered by industry. PV modules by many producers are now commercially available, and a number of power electronic systems have been put on the market for processing the electric power produced by PV systems, especially for grid connected applications. The scientific literature concerning PV applications has been characterized
by a strong quantitative and qualitative growth in the past decade. A huge number of papers have been written and continue to be published in many journals, and there are many high-impact scientific journals specificallydevoted to PV systems. A significant number of scientific papers are dedicated to control of the PV source. A simple search on the Reuters Thomson website reveals that at the end of May 2012, about 600 papers include maximum power point tracking (MPPT) among their keywords. Many authors have contributed to the scientific field of circuits and systems, ensuring the bestoperation of the photovoltaic generator, but a reference in this field is still lacking. Some books that assess the most significant improvements concerning the connection of PV systems to the grid have been published recently. The most recent advances in this field and the various solutions offered to researchers as a starting point for their activities and to the industries for developing new products are overviewed. The aim of this book is to fill the gap in the field of control circuits, sys
tems, and techniques dedicated to the maximization of the electrical power produced by a PV source. In the first part of the book, an overview of the methods allowing a PV array working in uniform and mismatched conditions to be modeled is given. Next, the ways in which the best MPPT performances can be achieved are discussed. The design of the parameters affecting the algorithm performances is treated. The maximization of the energy harvested in mismatched conditions is then discussed, in terms of both power architecture and control algorithms. Last, the design of the DC/ DC converter, which usually performs the MPPT function, is discussed, with special emphasis on its energy efficiency.

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