Novel speed-sensorless adaptive hill climbing algorithm for fast and efficient maximum power point tracking of wind energy conversion systems

Kazmi Syed Muhammad Raza, Hiroki Goto, Hai Jiao Guo, Osamu Ichinokura

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Abstract

This research paper proposes a novel solution to the problems that exists in the normal hill climb searching (HCS) maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithm for wind energy conversion systems (WECS). The solution presented not only solves the tracking speed vs. control efficiency tradeoff problem of HCS but also makes sure that the changing wind conditions shouldn't lead HCS in the wrong direction. It intelligently adapts the variable step size to keep up with the rapid changes in the wind. Plus it has a self tuning capability to copes with the non constant efficiencies of the generator-converter subsystem. The new control law requires neither mechanical sensors nor any prior knowledge of the system and thus it can work with any kind of WECS. The experimental results obtained confirm that the proposed algorithm is remarkably faster and efficient than the normal one.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, ICSET 2008
Pages628-633
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1
Event2008 IEEE International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, ICSET 2008 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 2008 Nov 242008 Nov 27

Publication series

Name2008 IEEE International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, ICSET 2008

Other

Other2008 IEEE International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, ICSET 2008
Country/TerritorySingapore
CitySingapore
Period08/11/2408/11/27

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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