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Tracking Techniques for Photovoltaic Power Systems

Bidyadhar Subudhi, Senior Member, IEEE, and Raseswari Pradhan

AbstractThis paper provides a comprehensive review of the and effective MPPT techniques proposed before 2007 and after

maximum power point tracking (MPPT) techniques applied to that until 2012. In this review, an attempt has also been made to

photovoltaic (PV) power system available until January, 2012. A compare the MPPT techniques on the basis of their advantages,

good number of publications report on different MPPT techniques

for a PV system together with implementation. But, confusion lies

disadvantages, control variables involved, types of circuitry,

while selecting a MPPT as every technique has its own merits and complexity of algorithm, complexity level on hardware imple-

demerits. Hence, a proper review of these techniques is essential. mentation, and types of scientific and commercial application.

Unfortunately, very few attempts have been made in this regard, This paper attempts to provide a comparative review on most

excepting two latest reviews on MPPT [Salas et al., 2006], [Esram of the reported MPPT techniques excluding any unintentionally

and Chapman, 2007]. Since, MPPT is an essential part of a PV omitted papers because of space limitations.

system, extensive research has been revealed in recent years in this

field and many new techniques have been reported to the list since

The paper is organized as follows. In Section II, MPPT

then. In this paper, a detailed description and then classification techniques extracted from a vast literature survey on MPPT

of the MPPT techniques have made based on features, such as appeared until 2012 are discussed. These have been compared

number of control variables involved, types of control strategies in Section III. MPPT efficiency analysis has been made in

employed, types of circuitry used suitably for PV system and Section IV with the concluding remarks are presented in

practical/ commercial applications. This paper is intended to serve Section V.

as a convenient reference for future MPPT users in PV systems.

Index TermsMaximum power point tracking (MPPT) tech- II. REVIEW ON MPPT TECHNIQUES

niques, photovoltaic (PV) array. The following techniques are some of the widely used MPPT

techniques applied on various PV applications such as space

I. INTRODUCTION satellite, solar vehicles, and solar water pumping, etc.

stock and rising prices of conventional sources (such as MPP is the extreme value of the characteristic of a PV

coal and petroleum, etc.), photovoltaic (PV) energy becomes panel, hence at first the characteristic of a PV panel is pre-

a promising alternative as it is omnipresent, freely available, dicted in this technique. To predict, this characteristic, PV

environment friendly, and has less operational and maintenance panel can be modeled offline based on mathematical equations

costs [1]. Therefore, the demand of PV generation systems or numerical approximations [4], [5]. To achieve an accurate

seems to be increased for both standalone and grid-connected curve fitting, a third-order polynomial function as

modes of PV systems. Therefore, an efficient maximum power

point tracking (MPPT) technique is necessary that is expected (1)

to track the MPP at all environmental conditions and then where the coefficients , , , and are determined by sampling

force the PV system to operate at that MPP point. MPPT is an of PV voltage and power in intervals. Differentiation of (1) gives

essential component of PV systems. Several MPPT techniques

together with their implementation are reported in the literature (2)

[2][62]. Users always feel confused while selecting an MPPT

technique for a particular application. Unfortunately, only a few (3)

papers [2], [3] are available in this field that includes discus-

sions on MPPT techniques until 2007. But many new MPPT Thus, the voltage at MPP can be calculated as

techniques such as distributed MPPT, the Gauss-Newton tech-

nique, adaptive perturbation and observation, estimated perturb (4)

and perturb, adaptive fuzzy and particle swarm optimization

(PSO)-based MPPT, etc., have been reported since then. Hence, In this technique, , , , and are repeatedly sampled in a span

it is necessary to prepare a review that includes all the efficient of few milliseconds using mathematical equations defined in [5]

and then is calculated.

Manuscript received November 03, 2011; revised March 07, 2012; accepted

May 18, 2012. Date of publication July 26, 2012; date of current version De- B. Fractional Short-Circuit Current (FSCI) Technique

cember 12, 2012. There exists a single operating point called

The authors are with the Department of Electrical Engineering, National In-

stitute of Technology, Rourkela, 769008, India (e-mail: bidyadhar@nitrkl.ac.in;

MPP at which the power of the panel is maximum at a

rase1512@gmail.com). given environmental condition (Fig. 1). If by some means, any

Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/TSTE.2012.2202294 one of or are tracked then the corresponding

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Fig. 1. (a) and (b) characteristics of PV panel at different environ-

mental conditions.

acteristics of PV system is modeled using mathematical equa-

tions or numerical approximations taking account of a wide

range of environmental conditions and degradation level of PV

panel. Based on those characteristics, a mathematical re-

lation between and is constructed as is linearly Fig. 3. Block diagram of voltage-feedback technique.

dependent on by an empirical relation shown as follows:

be properly tuned as their values greatly affect the accuracy of

(5) OCC technique.

Equation (5) constructs the FSCI method. The value of gen- F. Differentiation Technique

erally varies between 0.64 and 0.85 [6]. can be calculated

by analyzing the PV system at wide range of solar radiations This technique determines MPP of a PV system on solving

and temperatures. the following:

In this technique, can be calculated from the empirical But, this technique is very difficult because at least eight mea-

relationship shown as follows: surements and calculations such as measurements of and ,

calculations of corresponding and for a time span of ,

(6) calculation of , and then

are required for this [13]. For faster MPP tracking operation, this

It is found that the value of varies between 0.78 and 0.92 technique needs a strong and expensive processor for solving

[6], [7]. can be calculated by analyzing the PV system at the complex MPP equation.

wide range of solar radiations and temperatures. In this method,

the PV system is open-circuited at load end for a fraction of G. Feedback Voltage or Current Technique

second and is measured, then is calculated using (6).

Repeating this process is sampled repeatedly in every few This technique is used in the system which has no battery.

seconds and value of is updated. Without a battery, a simple controller is needed to fix the bus

voltage at a constant level [2]. Hence, a simple MPPT controller

D. Look-up Table Technique can be applied as shown in Fig. 3. In this method, the feedback

of panel voltage (or current) is taken and compared with a pre-

In this technique, MPP of a PV system is calculated before calculated reference voltage (or current); the duty ratio of dc/dc

hand for each probable environmental condition and stored in converter is continuously adjusted so that it operates close to

the memory device of MPPTs control system. During the op- that of MPP [14].

eration, the corresponding MPP for a particular condition is se-

lected from that memory and implemented [8], [9]. H. Feedback of Power Variation With Voltage Technique

This technique [Fig. 4(a)] is similar to that of feedback

E. One-Cycle Control (OCC) Technique

voltage technique, but the only difference lies in the power

OCC is a nonlinear MPPT control technique. It involves the variation with voltage . Maximum power control

use of a single-stage inverter where the output current of is achieved by forcing the derivative equal to zero

the inverter can be adjusted according to the voltage of the PV under power feedback control. A general approach to power

array so as to extract the maximum power from it [10][12]. feedback control is to measure and maximize the power at the

There is only one power conversion stage that realizes on both load terminals [15].

MPPT control and dc/ac inversion. The OCC system is shown In this method, power to the load is maximized not the power

in Fig. 2. The parameters involved in this system should from the solar array due to some unavoidable power-loss across

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tive and Adaptive MPPT P&O technique [24] have been intro-

duced. In the Adaptive P&O method, instead of , the main

emphasis has been given on the voltage perturbation . In

Predictive and Adaptive MPPT P&O method, a constant duty

Fig. 4. (a) curve explaining feedback variation of power with voltage. cycle perturbation that linearly reduces with increase of

(b) curve explaining feedback variation of power with current.

power drawn from PV panel has been taken.

the converter. Therefore, the design of a high performance con- K. Incremental Conductance (Inc-Cond) Technique

verter is an issue of concern in this technique [16].

For a PV system, the derivative of panel output power with

its voltage is expressed as

I. Feedback of Power Variation With Current Technique

(8)

This technique [Fig. 4(b)] is similar to that of the

technique, except the difference in the feedback of power vari- Referring to (3), the solution of (8) is zero at MPP, positive

ation with current as its value is also zero at MPP. on the left of the MPP and negative on the right of the MPP. So,

Hence, the duty cycle is adjusted till becomes zero at (8) can be rewritten as

MPP [17].

(9)

J. Perturbation and Observation (P&O) And/Hill-Climbing

Technique Thus, MPP can be tracked by comparing the instantaneous

conductance to the incremental conductance

In this technique, first the PV voltage and current are mea-

[25], [26]. It is the same efficient as P&O, good yield under

sured and hence the corresponding power is calculated. Con-

rapidly changing atmospheric conditions. Here, also the same

sidering a small perturbation of voltage or perturbation of

perturbation size problem as the P&O exists and an attempt has

duty cycle of the dc/dc converter in one direction corre-

been made to solve by taking variable step size [27]. But, it

sponding power is calculated. is then compared with .

requires complex and costly control circuits.

If is more than , then the perturbation is in the correct di-

rection; otherwise it should be reversed. In this way, the peak L. Forced Oscillation Technique

power point is recognized and hence the corresponding

voltage can be calculated [18][20]. The major draw- This technique is based on injecting a small-signal sinusoidal

backs of P&O/hill-climbing are occasional deviation from the perturbation into the switching frequency and comparing the ac

maximum operating point in case of rapidly changing atmo- component and the average value of the panel terminal voltage

spheric conditions, such as broken clouds. Also, correct pertur- as shown in Fig. 6. Here, the switching frequency is varied and

bation size is important in providing good performance in both (input voltage) is sensed. Scaling down the value of and

dynamic and steady-state response [21]. To solve this problem, comparing with , the duty cycle of converter is set at

a modified adaptive hill climbing technique (Fig. 5) with a vari- MPP [28].

able perturbation step size can be used [22], where an automatic

tuning controller varies the perturbation step size to a large value M. Ripple Correlation Control (RCC) Technique

when the power changes in a large range primarily due to en- When a PV array is connected to a power converter, the

vironmental variation, to satisfy the fast response requirement switching action of the converter imposes voltage and current

during the transient stage. ripple on the PV array. That subjects ripple to the generated

Further, the controller is formulated in such a manner that power of the PV system. In the RCC technique [29], this ripple

when the power change is less than or equal to the set lowest is utilized by the PV system to perform MPPT. As the ripple is

limit, the controller assumes that the system enters the steady- naturally available by using a switching converter, no artificial

state and the value of perturbation becomes small. In similar perturbation is required. RCC correlates with either

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the same interval. The function chosen for the current sweep

waveform is directly proportional to its derivative as

(13)

(14)

(15)

Fig. 6. Block diagram of forced-oscillation technique.

Using (13) in (15)

(16)

using (16). Here, the reference point is frequently updated in

a fixed time interval and hence the technique yields accurate

results if proportionality coefficients and are properly

chosen.

Fig. 7. PV array power versus average inductor current.

O. Estimated-Perturb-Perturb (EPP) Technique

or and hence using (10.1) and (10.2) the value of

The EPP technique is an extended P&O method. This tech-

voltage and current of PV system are recognized whether more

nique has one estimate mode between two perturb modes. The

or less than that of MPP. The role of RCC is to force this ripple

perturb process conducts the search over the highly nonlinear

to zero and eventually drag the PV panel voltage and current

PV characteristic and the estimate process compensates for the

to that of MPP

perturb process for irradiance-changing conditions. The tech-

nique is complex but its tracking speed is faster and more accu-

rate than that of P&O method [31].

(10.1)

P. Parasitic Capacitance Technique

The parasitic capacitance technique [3], [32], [33] is similar

(10.2) to that of the Inc-Con technique, but the difference is in consid-

eration of the effect of the PV cells parasitic junction capaci-

RCC applies to any switching power converter topology. This tance , which is denoted by charge storage in the p-n junctions

adjustment of can be done by using a boost converter. Here, of the PV cells. This capacitance effect can be acknowledged by

the inductor current is equal to the array current. At a given adding the current through the capacitance as

temperature and irradiance, is adjusted together with in the PV panel model equation as follows:

. When there is any change in environmental condition, MPP

is also shifted. Then referring to Fig. 7, (10.1)(10.2) can be

modified as follows:

(17)

(11.1) Equation (17) can be rewritten as

(18)

(11.2)

where

Adjusting the duty ratio , the value of can be adjusted.

The value of can calculated using the following: (19)

(12)

Power output from the PV panel is represented by

where is a constant. (20)

N. Current Sweep Technique The MPP is located at the point where . That means,

The current sweep [30] technique uses a sweep waveform for

the PV array current such that the characteristic of the PV (21)

array is obtained and updated at a constant time interval. The

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by the inverter does not exceed the maximum power available

from the PV array. If that is not the case, starts drooping.

Right before the drooping point, the current control command

of the inverter is at its maximum and the PV array operates at the

Fig. 9. Experimental set-up for load current/voltage maximization technique

of PV panel. MPP. The ac system line current is fed back to dc-link to pre-

vent from drooping and is optimized to achieve MPPT

where , and represent the as shown in Fig. 10. This technique is restricted to only to PV

instantaneous conductance, the incremental conductance, and system that is connected in parallel with an ac system line.

the induced ripple from the parasitic capacitance, respectively.

The first and second derivatives of the array voltage are taken S. Linearization-Based MPPT Technique

into account for the ac ripple components generated by the con- Both PV module and converter demonstrate nonlinear and

verter. The array conductance is the ratio of the instantaneous time-variant characteristics, which make the MPPT design diffi-

array current to the instantaneous array voltage and is calculated cult. In this method, successive linearization simplifies the non-

as follows [33]: linear problem back to the linear case. The MPP of a PV module

is estimated using a set of linear equations [36], exploiting the

(22) relation existing between the values of module voltage and cur-

rent at the MPP locus. The analytical study of the PV panel

where is the average ripple power, is the magnitude of model shows that this relationship between voltage and current

the voltage ripple. Values of and may be obtained tends to be linear for the higher irradiation conditions due to the

from a circuit configuration (Fig. 8). effect of the PV panel series resistance. Based on that relation-

The inputs to the circuit are the measured PV array current ship of voltage and current, a linear approximation of the MPP

and voltage. The high-pass (HP) filters remove the dc compo- locus is derived, whose parameters are simply related to those

nent of . The two multipliers generate the ac signals of and of the electrical parameters of a PV cell [35], [36].

, which are then filtered by the low-pass filters (LP), leaving

behind the dc components of and . T. Intelligence MPPT Techniques

1) Fuzzy Logic (FL)-Based MPPT Technique: Introduction

Q. Load Current/Load Voltage Maximization Technique of intelligent MPPTs in PV systems is very promising. They

If directly connected to the load, operation of the PV array at achieved very good performances, fast responses with no over-

the MPP cannot be ensured even for constant loads. Thus oper- shoot, and less fluctuations in the steady state for rapid temper-

ation at the MPP cannot be achieved using a tunable matching ature and irradiance variations. FL-based MPPT do not require

network that interfaces the load to the PV array. The main com- the knowledge of the exact PV model [37], [38]. The FL-based

ponents of the MPPT circuit are its power stage and the con- MPPT in [37] has two inputs and one output. The two input vari-

troller (Fig. 9). As the power stage is realized by means of a ables are error and change in error at the th sampled

switched mode power converter, the control input is the duty time are defined as follows:

cycle [34].

(24)

R. DC Link Capacitor Droop Control Technique

(25)

DC-link capacitor droop control technique [2], [33] is de-

signed to work with a PV system that is connected in parallel where implies if the error of position of operating point

with an ac system line. The duty ratio ( ) of an ideal boost con- of load at the th instant, while expresses the moving

verter is represented as direction of this point. The fuzzy inference is carried out by

using Mamdanis method and the defuzzification uses the centre

(23) of gravity to compute the output (duty ratio, ) of this fuzzy

logic-based MPPT as shown in Fig. 11.

where is the voltage across the PV array and is the 2) Artificial Neural Network (ANN)-Based MPPT Technique:

voltage across the dc link. If is kept constant, the power ANN control operates like a black box model, requiring no de-

coming out of the converter can be increased by increasing the tail information about the PV system [39]. The link between the

current going in the inverter. While the current is increasing, the th and th nodes has weight as shown in Fig. 12.

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troller [46] and PWM-based integral sliding mode controller

[47]. Another problem in SMC-based MPPT is the measure-

ment of and . Since is dependent on inductor current,

estimation of needs a state observer [48].

V. Gauss-Newton Technique

The Gauss-Newton technique is the fastest algorithm [49],

which uses a root-finding algorithm. In its algorithm, first and

second derivatives of the change in power are used to estimate

Fig. 11. Block diagram of fuzzy logic MPPT technique. the direction and number of iterations of convergence while

solving the following:

(27)

W. Steepest-Descent Technique

In this technique [50], the nearest local MPP can be tracked

by computing the following function:

Fig. 12. ANN-based MPPT [40].

(28)

For MPPT, ANN input can be PV array parameters like PV

voltages and currents, environmental data like irradiance and where is the step-size corrector and is the deviation

temperature, or any combination of these, whereas the output in power. Here, is calculated as follows:

signal is the identified maximum power or the duty cycle signal

used to drive the electronic converter to operate at the MPP. (29)

The NN input and output data are obtained from experimental

measurement or model-based simulation results. After learning (30)

relation of with temperature and irradiance, ANN can

track the MPP online [39][41]. where is the local truncation error for the centered

3) Particle Swarm Optimization-Based MPPT (PSO-MPPT) differentiation and is of second-order accuracy. The value

Technique: Multiple maxima found in characteristics decides how steep each step takes in the gradient direction.

for partial shading conditions in multi-PV array structures.

To handle this situation, an evolutionary computing approach X. Analytic-Based MPPT Technique

called PSO has been employed for the multi-PV array structure This technique is based on observations and experimental re-

in partial shading conditions because PSO works efficiently in sults. From the experiments and observations, and are

multivariable problem with multiple maxima [42][44]. observed. Based on these observed values of and , a ball

of small radius is selected for each panel such that MPP is in-

U. Sliding-Mode-Based MPPT Technique side the ball. The analytic-based MPPT technique [51] is based

on the mean value theorem, where, MPP is obtained from that

In Inc-Cond technique, ratio of array current and voltage ball by using mean value theorem. This technique is a simple

term is compared with change in ratio of current and heuristic strategy based on observations and experimental re-

voltage term. Let be a constant term and defined sults.

as . At MPP, . This concept is

used in sliding mode-based MPPT technique [45]. The dc/dc Y. Hybrid MPPT (HMPPT) Techniques

converter is designed such that its switching control signal

is generated as shown as It is found that the P&O technique is the most extensively

used in commercial MPPT systems because it is straight for-

ward, accurate, and easy to implement. Its accuracy and tracking

(26)

time depend on perturbation size. Hence, hybrid control tech-

niques are essential. In a recent proposed hybrid MPPT tech-

where implies the converter-switch is opened while it nique with both P&O and ANN, the perturbation step is contin-

refers to closing of the switch when . In this way, the uously approximated by using ANN. Using this P&O-ANN hy-

converter is forced to operate at MPP [45]. brid MPPT [52], on-line MPP tracking is possible. It is accurate

SMC-MPPT is compatible with a wide range of proces- and fast. Once tuned, it does not depend on environmental con-

sors such as DSP, microcontroller, FPGA, etc. Conventional ditions. For strengthening search capability of the ANN-based

SMC-MPPT has limitations like variable operating frequency MPPT technique, its weights should be properly tuned. Consid-

and presence of nonzero steady state error. These problems are ering this, the genetic algorithm (GA) concept is used for tuning

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is sufficient to generate multiple control variables. In MV-P&O

the number of control stages is reduced compared to that of

P&O. Hence, power loss in the whole MPPT system is reduced

considerably maximizing the PV power at the output of the

converter.

In this paper, classifications of the MPPT techniques have

been attempted based on features, like the number of control

variables involved, the types of control strategies, circuitry, and

approximate making cost.

Fig. 13. Comparison between (a) traditional P&O and (b) multivariable P&O

structures. Control strategies can be of three types: indirect control,

direct control, and probabilistic control. Indirect control

weights of ANN in [53]. Similarly, a GA optimized fuzzy-based techniques are based on the use of a database that includes

MPPT is proposed by [54]. In this technique, membership func- parameters and data such as characteristics curves of the PV

tions and control rules are simultaneously optimized by GA. panel for different irradiances and temperatures or on using

Further, poor stability and power fluctuation due to the highly some mathematical empirical formula to estimate MPP. Direct

nonlinear nature of the PV characteristics using simple P&O can control strategies can seek MPP directly by taking into account

be eliminated using the Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy inference system the variations of the PV panel operating points without any ad-

(ANFIS) [55], [56]. Once properly trained, ANFIS can interpo- vanced knowledge of the PV panel characteristics. This is again

late and extrapolate the MPP with high accuracy. of two types such as sampling methods [60] and modulation

methods. In sampling methods, first a sample is made from PV

Z. MPPT Techniques for Mismatched Conditions panel voltage and current . The sample comprises of

Since a PV plant comprises of number of arrays, it may power , and . Gathering the past and present

happen that there may be different orientations of PV modules information of the sample, the location of the MPP is tracked.

belonging to the same PV field. Further, there could be shad- In modulation methods, MPP can be tracked by generating

owing effects by clouds and bodies surrounding the plant. There oscillations automatically by the feedback control.

could be manufacturing tolerances, nonuniformity of ambient

B. According to Number of Control Variables

temperature in proximity of each panel due to uneven solar

irradiation and air circulation, dust and spot dirtiness (leaves, Two different control variables such as voltage, current or

bird droppings). Mismatched conditions have strong impact on solar irradiance, temperature etc. are often chosen to achieve

the shape of the characteristics of the PV arrays and the the MPPT applications. According to the variables which need

energy productivity of mismatched strings can drop down to to be sensed, MPPT techniques can be classified into two types,

20% of that of the not mismatched strings. In addition, in case such as one-variable techniques and two-variable techniques. It

of mismatch, the characteristic of the PV field may have is easier and cheap to implement voltage sensor whereas current

more than one peak. Hence, MPPT algorithms may fail causing sensor is bulky and expensive and hence implementation of cur-

a drastic drop in the overall system efficiency [57]. Distributed rent sensor is inconvenient in PV power systems.

Maximum Power Point Tracking (DMPPT) [57][59] allevi-

ates the above mismatched problems, because in the DMPPT C. According to Types of Circuitry

technique, each module uses a single MPPT. Five different The circuitry involved in MPPT techniques are of two types

distinct DMPPT approaches are described in [57]. DMPPT such as analog circuit and digital circuit. Preference of MPPT

ensures higher energy efficiency than other discussed MPPTs in techniques is also dependent upon the fact that some users are

presence of mismatching conditions. A recent MPPT technique comfortable with analog techniques while others like the digital

is based on the Equalization of the Output operating points in techniques. Hence, the MPPT techniques are classified based on

correspondence of the forced Displacement of the Input oper- type of used circuitry (analog or digital) used.

ating points of two identical PV systems is known as TEODI

[58]. In TEODI-MPPT, each PV panel of a PV array has its D. According to Cost

own dc/dc converter but all the dc/dc converters are centralized Some applications need accurate MPPT and cost is not an

controlled by a single control block. Further, a multivariable issue, such as, solar vehicles, industry, large-scale residential.

MPPT (MVMPPT), as shown in Fig. 13(b), is suggested in But some systems like small residential applications, water

[59]. pumping for irrigation, etc., need a simple and cheap MPPT

As shown in Fig. 13(a), the control unit of this MVMPPT technique. Expensive applications generally use advanced and

takes the current and gives the signal for the controlled switches complex circuitry because accuracy and fast response are main

of the dc/dc boost converters. As shown in Fig. 13(a), in the priorities there. Considering the above facts, the MPPT tech-

P&O-based MPPT technique, the number of required P&O niques are categorized taking into account the cost involved for

blocks is equal to the number of switching control variables designing the MPPT circuit. It is very difficult to provide exact

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TABLE I

COMPARISON OF DIFFERENT MPPT TECHNIQUES ACCORDING TO THEIR CLASSIFIED TYPES

expenses in building each MPPT circuit due to unavailability of Getting maximum profit from a grid-connected PV system

cost-data by the developer. Hence, in this paper, we have set a requires knowledge about efficiencies of the PV modules and

cost-line of US$1000 (in 2012); a cost below this line is termed inverters. Three different efficiencies such as conversion effi-

as inexpensive while a cost equal to or above this is taken as ciency, European efficiency, static and dynamic MPPT efficien-

an expensive MPPT technique. This categorization can be well cies are defined in [62] combined with their procedure of eval-

described in Table I. uation. The MPPT efficiency is calculated as follows:

CALCULATION

Solar technologies are tested and validated by the National

Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA. MPPTs are primarily V. CONCLUSION

manufactured in Germany, Japan, mainland China, Taiwan, and This review article provides a classification of available

the U.S. Some of the practical applications of MPPT techniques MPPT techniques based on the number of control variables

are in the solar water pumping system [36], solar vehicles (car, involved, types of control strategies, circuitry, and cost of

flights) [3], satellite power supply, off-grid [15] and grid-tied applications, which is possibly useful for selecting an MPPT

[10] power supply systems [14], and small electronics applica- technique for a particular application. It also gives an idea

tions [2] (mobile charging), etc. about grid-tied or standalone mode of operations and types of

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preferable converters for each MPPT technique. This review [18] G. de Cesare, D. Caputo, and A. Nascetti, Maximum power point

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