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dc.contributor.authorTafti, Hossein Dehghanien_US
dc.contributor.authorKonstantinou, Georgiosen_US
dc.contributor.authorTownsend, Christopher D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorFarivar, Glen G.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSangwongwanich, Ariyaen_US
dc.contributor.authorYang, Yonghengen_US
dc.contributor.authorPou, Josepen_US
dc.contributor.authorBlaabjerg, Fredeen_US
dc.identifier.citationTafti, H. D., Konstantinou, G., Townsend, C. D., Farivar, G. G., Sangwongwanich, A., Yang, Y., ... Blaabjerg, F. (2019). A comparative study of flexible power point tracking algorithms in photovoltaic systems. 2019 IEEE 4th International Future Energy Electronics Conference (IFEEC), Singapore, pp. 1-6. doi:10.1109/IFEEC47410.2019.9015107en_US
dc.description.abstractThe ever-increasing penetration of photovoltaic power plants (PVPPs) in the power system and the need for voltage control and frequency support services impose new requirements on PVPPs, extending the functionalities of existing maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithms. Accordingly, a considerable number of flexible power point tracking (FPPT) algorithms are introduced in the literature. The aim of such algorithms is to regulate the PV power to a specific value rather than continuously track the maximum power point. This power reference value is calculated based on the operation condition and grid requirements. This paper provides a short description of several available FPPT algorithms in the literature, and studies various features of each algorithm. The dynamic performance of the investigated algorithms is compared using experimental tests on a scaled-down prototype. The comparison reveals that the FPPT algorithms with direct calculation of the voltage reference, which corresponds to the required power reference, provide better performance in all aspects.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipMOE (Min. of Education, S’pore)en_US
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dc.subjectEngineering::Electrical and electronic engineeringen_US
dc.titleA comparative study of flexible power point tracking algorithms in photovoltaic systemsen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Electrical and Electronic Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.conference2019 IEEE 4th International Future Energy Electronics Conference (IFEEC)en_US
dc.contributor.researchEnergy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N)en_US
dc.description.versionAccepted versionen_US
dc.subject.keywordsPhotovoltaic Power Plantsen_US
dc.subject.keywordsPower Distribution Systemsen_US
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