A distributed maximum power point tracking system for solar electric vehicles

A.J. van der Ham, M.G.L. Roes

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Abstract

Current Solar Electric Vehicles have flat roofs, in an attempt to reduce irradiance mismatches within the strings of PV cells. As a result the aerodynamic performance and design freedom of such vehicles are limited. This paper presents a distributed maximum power point tracking methodology specifically aimed at Solar Electric Vehicles to overcome this problem. As a starting point, the PV-To-isolated bus architecture is selected, since it processes a low amount of power and easily extends to an arbitrary number of groups per string. A new control strategy for this architecture is introduced, that allows for local, decoupled, true maximum power point tracking. The architecture requires isolated, bidirectional, load independent converters, which were realized by means of a series connected synchronous boost converter and LLC resonant converter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 19th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2017 ECCE Europe
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-75815-27-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-0530-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2017
Event19th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE 2017 ECCE Europe) - Warswaw, Poland, Warsaw, Poland
Duration: 11 Sep 201714 Sep 2017
Conference number: 19
http://www.epe2017.com/

Conference

Conference19th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE 2017 ECCE Europe)
Abbreviated titleEPE '17 ECCE Europe
CountryPoland
CityWarsaw
Period11/09/1714/09/17
Internet address

Keywords

  • Automotive electronics
  • Photovoltaic
  • Power converters for ev
  • Renewable energy systems
  • Zvs converters

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  • Activities

    • 1 Poster presentation

    A Distributed Maximum Power Point Tracking System for Solar Electric Vehicles

    Maurice Roes (Speaker)

    13 Sep 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPoster presentationScientific

    Cite this

    van der Ham, A. J., & Roes, M. G. L. (2017). A distributed maximum power point tracking system for solar electric vehicles. In 2017 19th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2017 ECCE Europe [8099162] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.23919/EPE17ECCEEurope.2017.8099162