Study, simulation and realization of a fuzzy logic-based MPPT controller in an isolated DC microgrid

Abdelaziz Youssfi, Abdelmounaim Alioui, Youssef Ait El Kadi


This study presents a pioneering methodology for implementing the maximum power point tracking (MPPT) controller, based on fuzzy logic. Through a comprehensive performance analysis, we evaluate its effectiveness compared to the widely used perturb and observe (P&O) algorithm, which is a common MPPT technique. The main objective of our proposed MPPT approach is to improve the performance of a photovoltaic (PV) system. To evaluate the performance of the proposed MPPT controller and compare it with the P&O algorithm, we designed and simulated both controllers using MATLAB/Simulink. We also implemented a prototype of the controllers using an Arduino Mega board, and evaluated their performance under real operating conditions. The experimental results unequivocally confirm that the fuzzy logic-based MPPT controller outperforms the P&O algorithm in terms of performance, speed and accuracy. The fuzzy logic controller offers greater accuracy in tracking the maximum power point under various environmental circumstances, including variations in solar irradiation and connected load. Overall, this work contributes to the development of efficient and reliable MPPT controllers for PV systems, and provides a comparison of the performances of two popular MPPT techniques. Future research could explore other MPPT techniques and evaluate their performance using similar experimental setups.


Boost converter; Fuzzy logic controller; Intelligence control; Microgrid; MPPT controller; Photovoltaic systems; Solar energy

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