Smart fuzzy logic control of photovoltaic system: case study Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Taha A. Khalaf, Khalid Alshahrani, Obaid Alsubaie, Anas Aljohani, Waleed AlAnzi, Mahmoud Aref


Robust controls of photovoltaic (PV) system applications that include modular multilevel inverter (MMI) for interfacing stand-alone and gridconnected operating modes are investigated in this paper to overcome interfacing problems of two-level and three-level inverters. The MMI provides high-quality voltage, current, and power signals without additional filters, which reduces complexity and cost of interface circuits. A new control method of active and reactive power has been introduced for PV systems to get maximum power point (MPP) in various climatic circumstances. The steady-state and dynamic performances of MMI are investigated using MATLAB/Simulink. A fuzzy logic control is proposed to track the MPP utilizing the perturb and observe (P&O) technique. A fair comparison between fuzzy logic control and proportional integral (PI) control was conducted using MATLAB/Simulink. The fuzzy logic controller for obtaining MPPT by P&O method is proposed to get fast and accurate results. The obtained results obvioused that the fuzzy logic controller is quick accessing MPP than PI controller. A simple LC filter can achieve minimum harmonics provided by total harmonic distortion (THD) of MMI within IEEE limit. The PV system for standalone and grid-connected modes is being tested under climatic conditions in the city of Tabuk, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).


Fuzzy logic; Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Maximum power point tracking; Photovoltaic; Total harmonic distortion

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