A sensorless MPPT-based solar tracking control approach for mobile autonomous systems

Almas Shintemirov, Bukeikhan Omarali, Farkhat Muratov, Margulan Issa, Shyngys Salakchinov, Tohid Alizadeh, Yakov L. Familiant

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Abstract

This paper presents a new approach to the solar tracking control. Today several methods are used to minimize the angle of incidence between the incoming sunlight and the photovoltaic (PV) panel. Most of them require optical solar sensor(s) to maximize energy output. There are approaches where geolocation data and the timetable of the Sun's position support a solar tracking mechanism. This paper proposes a novel sensorless (no optical or geo positioning sensors required) solar tracking mechanism based on a maximum power point tracking (MPPT) control for a mobile autonomous PV system. Such a system would provide an automatic PV panel position adjustment towards the Sun using a sensorless 3-DOF solar tracker system with a MPPT based control.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IECON 2016 - 42nd Annual Conference of the Industrial Electronics Society
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages3006-3011
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509034741
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 21 2016
Event42nd Conference of the Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2016 - Florence, Italy
Duration: Oct 24 2016Oct 27 2016

Conference

Conference42nd Conference of the Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2016
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period10/24/1610/27/16

Keywords

  • Maximum power point trackers
  • Photovoltaic systems
  • Solar energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Shintemirov, A., Omarali, B., Muratov, F., Issa, M., Salakchinov, S., Alizadeh, T., & Familiant, Y. L. (2016). A sensorless MPPT-based solar tracking control approach for mobile autonomous systems. In Proceedings of the IECON 2016 - 42nd Annual Conference of the Industrial Electronics Society (pp. 3006-3011). [7793551] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/IECON.2016.7793551