An Automated Tool for Solar Power Systems

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Journal Title, Volume, Page: 
Applied Solar Energy, 50, pp. 221–227
Year of Publication: 
E.M. Natsheh
A.R. Natsheh
A. Albarbar
Preferred Abstract (Original): 
In this paper a novel model of smart grid-connected solar power system is developed. The model is implemented using MatLab/SIMULINK software package. Artificial neural network (ANN) algorithm is used for maximizing the generated power based on maximum power point tracker (MPPT) implementation. The dynamic behavior of the proposed model is examined under different operating conditions. Solar irradiance, and temperature data are gathered from a grid connected, 28.8 kW solar power system located in central Manchester. The developed system and its control strategy exhibit excellent performance with tracking efficiency exceed 94.5%. The proposed model and its control strategy offer a proper tool for smart grid performance optimization.