MPPT Schemes for PV System under Normal and Partial Shading Condition: A Review


The photovoltaic system is one of the renewable energy device, which directly converts solar radiation into electricity. The I-V characteristics of PV system are nonlinear in nature and under variable Irradiance and temperature, PV system has a single operating point where the power output is maximum, known as Maximum Power Point (MPP) and the point varies on changes in atmospheric conditions and electrical load. Maximum Power Point Tracker (MPPT) is used to track MPP of solar PV system for maximum efficiency operation. The various MPPT techniques together with implementation are reported in literature. In order to choose the best technique based upon the requirements, comprehensive and comparative study should be available. The aim of this paper is to present a comprehensive review of various MPPT techniques for uniform insolation and partial shading conditions. Furthermore, the comparison of practically accepted and widely used techniques has been made based on features, such as control strategy, type of circuitry, number of control variables and cost. This review work provides a quick analysis and design help for PV systems.


1.      Renewable Energy System

2.       Solar Photovoltaic

3.       Solar Power Conversion

4.       Maximum Power Point Tracking

5.       Partial Shading

6.      Global MPPT





 Fig. 1 Current feedback methodology for MPPT tracking



 Fig. 2 Irradiance pattern for the testing of MPPT controller

Fig. 3 Power output response for Voltage Fraction MPPT


Fig. 4 Power output response for the P&O and INC controller

Fig. 5 Power output response for Fuzzy Logic MPPT controller

Fig. 6 The P-V curve for the demonstration of Power slope technique algorithm

Fig. 7 The output power of PV array for the Power Curve Scanning technique

Fig. 8 The output power of PV array for the modified Power Slope Detection GMPPT technique


The prominent techniques of MPPT are discussed in this paper. It may be used as tutorial material on solar MPPT. Also, an attempt has been made to describe the important GMPPT techniques with sufficient details. A comprehensive comparative analysis has been contributed in this paper considering performance, cost, complexity of circuit and other parameters of MPPT. The results of this analysis will be helpful for proper selection of MPPT method. The generated power performance through few MPPT controllers has been illustrated with the help of simulation excercise. This also provides better understanding through numerical comparison. This review work has also presented a brief analysis and comparison of MPPT techniques for partial shading conditions. This paper may be useful for solar PV system manufacturer and solar inverter designer.


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An Efficient Modified CUK Converter with Fuzzy based Maximum Power Point Tracking Controller for PV System


To improve the performance of photovoltaic system a modified cuk converter with Maximum Power Point Tracker (MPPT) that uses a fuzzy logic control algorithm is presented in this research work. In the proposed cuk converter, the conduction losses and switching losses are reduced by means of replacing the passive elements with switched capacitors. These switched capacitors are used to provide smooth transition of voltage and current. So, the conversion efficiency of the converter is improved and the efficiency of the PV system is increased. The PV systems use a MPPT to continuously extract the highest possible power and deliver it to the load. MPPT consists of a dc-dc converter used to find and maintain operation at the maximum power point using a tracking algorithm. The simulated results indicate that a considerable amount of additional power can be extracted from photovoltaic module using a proposed converter with fuzzy logic controller based MPPT


 modified Cuk Converter

Photovoltaic System

Maximum Power Point Tracker

Fuzzy Logic Controller




Figure 1: Simulation diagram for the proposed converter








Figure 2: Output of Solar Irradiation at 500 watts / m2 (a)

Current, (b) Voltage, (c) Power







Figure 3: Output of Solar Irradiation at 1000 watts / m2 (a)

Current, (b) Voltage, (c) Power


The proposed modified cuk converter was simulated in MATLAB simulation platform and the output performance was evaluated. Then, the mode of operation of proposed converter was analyzed by the different solar irradiation level. From that, output current, voltage and power were considered. For evaluating the output performance, the proposed modified cuk converter output was tested with PV system. From the testing results, the output power of the modified converter efficiency and the efficiency deviation were analyzed. The analyses showed that the proposed modified cuk converter was better when compared to conventional cuk converter and boost converter. Experimental setup has been done to prove the effectiveness of the proposed system.


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