In this paper, we present a modeling and simulation of a standalone hybrid energy system which combines two renewable energy sources, solar and wind, with an intelligent MPPT control based on fuzzy logic to extract the maximum energy produced by the two PV and Wind systems. Moreover, other classical MPPT methods were simulated and evaluated to compare with the FLC method in order to deduce the most efficient in terms of rapidity and oscillations around the maximum power point, namely Perturb and Observe (P&O), Incremental Conductance (INC) for the PV system and Hill Climbing Search (HCS) for the Wind generator. The simulation results show that the fuzzy logic technique has a better performance and more efficient compared to other methods due to its fast response, the good energy efficiency of the PV/Wind system and low oscillations during different weather conditions.
- Hybrid energy system
- Fuzzy Logic Control (FLC)
- Wind system
- Photovoltaic system
In this work, an intelligent control based on fuzzy logic is developed to improve the performance and reliability of a PV/Wind hybrid energy system, also the implementation of the other conventional MPPT algorithms for compared with the FLC technique. For a best performance analysis of MPPT techniques on the system, the simulations are carried out under different operating conditions. Simulation results show that the fuzzy controller has a better performance because it allows with a fast response and high accuracy to achieve and track the maximum power point than the P&O, INC and HCS methods for the PV and Wind generators respectively.
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