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Maximizing Solar Harvest: Comparing P&O and Incremental Conductance MPPT Methods

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Benchikh Salma ,
Benchikh Salma

Advanced systems engineering laboratory, Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra, Morocco

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Jarou Tarik ,
Jarou Tarik

Advanced systems engineering laboratory, Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra, Morocco

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Lamrani Roa ,
Lamrani Roa

Advanced systems engineering laboratory, Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra, Morocco

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Abstract

This paper presents a comprehensive comparative study between two prominent Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) algorithms: the Perturb and Observe (P&O) method and the Incremental Conductance method (IC). The study delves into their operational principles, efficiency, robustness, implementation complexity, response time, and sensitivity to parameter changes. Through theoretical analysis and numerical simulations, the strengths and limitations of each algorithm are thoroughly assessed, offering valuable insights for optimizing photovoltaic (PV) systems. These simulations utilize established mathematical models of PV systems and MPPT algorithms. The findings reveal nuanced differences between the P&O and Incremental Conductance methods. Incremental Conductance demonstrates superior efficiency, particularly in environments with dynamic irradiance levels and partial shading conditions, owing to its ability to dynamically adjust the operating point. However, it exhibits increased implementation complexity compared to the simpler and more robust P&O method. In conclusion, this comparative study offers valuable insights into MPPT algorithm optimization for PV systems. While Incremental Conductance excels in efficiency and adaptability, P&O remains a viable option for applications with limited computational resources or stable environmental conditions due to its simplicity and robustness

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Benchikh S, Jarou T, Lamrani R. Maximizing Solar Harvest: Comparing P&O and Incremental Conductance MPPT Methods . SCT Proceedings in Interdisciplinary Insights and Innovations [Internet]. 2024 May 27 [cited 2024 Jun. 16];2:320. Available from: https://proceedings.saludcyt.ar/index.php/piii/article/view/320

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