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Robust maximum power point tracking of renewable energy generators

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th IET International Conference on Renewable Power Generation (RPG) 2016
PublisherIET Institution of Engineering and Technology
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78561-301-2
ISBN (Print)978-1-78561-300-5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2016
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Renewable Power Generation -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …


ConferenceInternational Conference on Renewable Power Generation
Period1/01/00 → …


The manuscript presents a method of operating renewable energy generators (REG) by a new method of robust maximum power point tracking (MPPT). The method utilizes the sum of REG static and dynamic conductances as the main MPPT loop regulation variable. Static and dynamic conductances are both operating point and environmental variables dependent. Nevertheless, their sum is always zero when the REG operates at maximum power point (MPP). Consequently, driving the sum to zero assures MPPT for any environmental conditions set. The nonlinear dependence of the MPPT loop regulation variable on both operating point and environmental conditions is counteracted by a disturbance observer (DOB) thus robustifying the simple integral controller utilised as loop compensator.


  • Maximum power point tracking, Renewable energy generators, robust control

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