Progress of Cryogenics and Isotopes Separation , ISSN: 1582-2575
2018, Volume 21, Issue 1

Performances comparison for a photovoltaic system by using three maximum power point tracking algorithms

Cristian Hoarcă 1* , Ki-Yeol Shin 2 , Luminita Mirela Constantinescu 3 , Ionuţ Alexandru Bădiţă 1 , Laurentiu Patularu 1

1 National Research and Development Institute for Cryogenics and Isotopic Technologies - ICSI Rm. Valcea, Uzinei Street no. 4, PO Box Râureni 7, 240050, Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania
2 School of Mechanical Engineering, Yeungnam University, 280 Daehak-ro, Gyeongsan, Gyeongbuk, 38541, Republic of Korea
3 University of Pitesti, Romania

*Corresponding author: Cristian Hoarcă, E-mail:, Phone: 0250/732 744, Fax: 0250/732 746

Published: 2018


In this paper a comparison between three Maximum Power Point (MPP) tracking algorithms for the photovoltaic (PV) system based on: advanced Extremum Seeking (aES), modified Extremum Seeking (mES) controls, that improves the performances of the classical ES control schemes and Perturb and Observe algorithm (P&O) is proposed. The performances improvements are: higher search speed and accuracy of the MPP tracking process. So, different irradiance sequences are used to test the performances of the three proposed algorithms. Advanced Extremum Seeking control outperforms all algorithms in power efficiency.


MPP tracking, Perturb and Observe algorithm (P&O)

Tag search MPP tracking Perturb Observe algorithm PO