Abstract

Design of battery charging system on solar tracker based PV system and its application has been presented in this paper. To improve the system performance, a solar tracking system as an innovative device of PV has been developed with an intelligent controller. PV equipped by solar tracker can significantly enhace its performance up to 40% of conventional system. In this research solar tracker designed has active tracking mode with double axis. In order to keep the PV performance optimum, a smart battery charging system has been developed and provided to store the electricity generated by PV system. A novel algorithm was implemented to the system which allows the battery charging process to operate quickly and safely. Besides, the components involved in the system are DC-DC converter, sensor, actuator and battery. DC-DC Converter used is Single Ended Primary Inductance Mode (SEPIM) with MOSFET as its actuator. Battery charging system has used intelligent control based on fuzzy-PSO algorithm. In this case, PSO functions to optimize and modify fuzzy parameters to obtain the best model. Optimized fuzzy controller has then been implemented and programmed in an Arduino microcontroller module to generate control signal which commands actuator element to control the voltage of battery through duty cycle manipulation variable. This algorithm has been able to improve the solar charging controller significantly and more convincingly increase PV performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-155
Number of pages14
JournalAIMS Energy
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • PSO
  • PV
  • charging; energy
  • fuzzy logic
  • solar tracker

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