0
Research Papers: Energy Conversion/Systems

A New MPPT Algorithm for Vehicle Integrated Solar Energy System

[+] Author and Article Information
Ismail Nakir

Department of Electrical Engineering,
Yildiz Technical University,
Davutpasa Campus,
Istanbul 34220, Turkey
e-mail: inakir@yildiz.edu.tr

Ali Durusu

Department of Electrical Engineering,
Yildiz Technical University,
Davutpasa Campus,
Istanbul 34220, Turkey
e-mail: adurusu@yildiz.edu.tr

Hakan Akca

Department of Electrical Engineering,
Yildiz Technical University,
Davutpasa Campus,
Istanbul 34220, Turkey
e-mail: hakca@yildiz.edu.tr

Ali Ajder

Department of Electrical Engineering,
Yildiz Technical University,
Davutpasa Campus,
Istanbul 34220, Turkey
e-mail: aliajder@yildiz.edu.tr

Ramazan Ayaz

Department of Electrical Engineering,
Yildiz Technical University,
Davutpasa Campus,
Istanbul 34220, Turkey
e-mail: ayaz@yildiz.edu.tr

Enes Ugur

Department of Electrical Engineering,
Yildiz Technical University,
Davutpasa Campus,
Istanbul 34220, Turkey
e-mail: enesugur@yildiz.edu.tr

Mugdesem Tanrioven

Department of Electrical Engineering,
Yildiz Technical University,
Davutpasa Campus,
Istanbul 34220, Turkey
e-mail: tanriov@yildiz.edu.tr

Contributed by the Advanced Energy Systems Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF ENERGY RESOURCES TECHNOLOGY. Manuscript received October 6, 2015; final manuscript received October 22, 2015; published online November 17, 2015. Editor: Hameed Metghalchi.

J. Energy Resour. Technol 138(2), 021601 (Nov 17, 2015) (9 pages) Paper No: JERT-15-1375; doi: 10.1115/1.4031943 History: Received October 06, 2015; Accepted October 22, 2015

Photovoltaic (PV) systems are considered as a support unit and eco-friendly energy source for the electric vehicles. If the surface of the electric vehicle is covered by PV cells, it is possible to store considerable amount of energy in the battery system. In this study, different maximum power point trackers (MPPT) with different maximum power point (MPP) tracking algorithms have been tested on a PV structure moving according to a predefined motion loop. Compatibility of each algorithm to moving systems, such as electric vehicles, is presented in a real experimental environment. As a result of these experiments, positive factors in each algorithm have been defined and a new MPP tracking algorithm convenient for moving vehicle has been proposed. The proposed MPPT algorithm shows a better performance than other MPPT algorithms under fast varying radiations. However, proposed algorithm brings slightly higher costs compared to usage of other MPPT algorithms since it requires the measurement of solar irradiance. The developed algorithm is described in detail and comparative analysis and performance evaluation with other algorithms are presented.

FIGURES IN THIS ARTICLE
<>
Copyright © 2016 by ASME
Topics: Algorithms , Vehicles
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.

References

Figures

Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 1

The block diagram of the test bench employed for performance comparison of MPPT algorithms

Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 2

PV modules and moving platform

Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 3

(a) Basic circuit diagram of MPPT and (b) designed circuit board

Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 4

Sample control diagram [20]

Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 5

An exemplary irradiance change graph

Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 6

PV short-circuit current and irradiation change

Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 7

A sample graph of maximum power experiment

Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 8

Relationship between radiation and KPVmax

Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 9

The flowchart of the SO algorithm

Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 10

The obtained power from SO and IC algorithms

Tables

Errata

Discussions

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In