Real-Time Constant Power Generation Method for PV Systems With Low Tracking Error

Hyoung Kyu Yang, Usman Ali Khan, Zeeshan Aleem, Jung Wook Park

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In this paper, a new constant power generation (CPG) method for photovoltaic (PV) systems is proposed to mitigate the power variations due to changes in external conditions. A power grid with the high penetration of renewables might face both voltage and frequency instability when the power variations from PV systems are large. The proposed CPG method estimates the constant power point (CPP) in real-time without requiring the time step used in the conventional methods. Thus, it can rapidly track the CPP, and it is able to generate the constant power effectively even for sudden changes in external conditions. The practical effectiveness of proposed CPG method is verified by experimental and hardware-in-the-loop tests. The results clearly show that the proposed CPG method provides a much faster response with a less tracking error than the conventional methods in different operating conditions. Thus, it can be an effective solution to further increase the penetration level of PV systems to power grid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88105-88116
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Access
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science
  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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