Experimental study on modified GOA-MPPT for PV system under mismatch conditions

Nur Afida Muhammad, Mohammad Faridun Naim Tajuddin, Azralmukmin Azmi, Mohd Nasrul Izzani Jamaludin, Shahrin Md Ayob, Tole Sutikno


This paper presents a modified grasshopper optimization algorithm (GOA) tailored for optimizing the power extraction capability of a solar photovoltaic (PV) system. The algorithm`s focus is on addressing one of the issues associated with mismatch loss (MML), particularly the mismatch (MM) in solar irradiance conditions, to attain maximum output power. The core strategy of the GOA involves optimizing the duty cycles of the converter to achieve the maximum power point (MPP) for the PV system. The PV system configuration comprises three PV modules connected in series and a SEPIC converter. To facilitate efficient maximum power point tracking (MPPT), the paper proposes using the GOA as a controlling mechanism. The study employs a comparative approach, contrasting the performance of the proposed system against established algorithms, such as PSO and GWO. The results of these evaluations exhibit the superior performance of the proposed GOA when compared to other optimization techniques. The GOA exhibits exceptional MPPT tracking characteristics, characterized by rapid tracking speed, heightened efficiency, and minimal oscillations within the PV system. Consequently, the GOA effectively addresses one of the MML issues.


GOA based MPPT; mismatch loss; mismatch solar irradiance; photovoltaic; SEPIC

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijpeds.v15.i1.pp611-622


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