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Comparative of Maximum Power Point Tracking Solar Photovoltaic Fed Brushless DC Motor

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2018
Ahmed Mohammed Abdul Hussain, Hanan Mikhael D. Habbi

Ahmed Mohammed Abdul Hussain and Hanan Mikhael D Habbi. Comparative of Maximum Power Point Tracking Solar Photovoltaic Fed Brushless DC Motor. International Journal of Computer Applications 181(21):15-20, October 2018. BibTeX

	author = {Ahmed Mohammed Abdul Hussain and Hanan Mikhael D. Habbi},
	title = {Comparative of Maximum Power Point Tracking Solar Photovoltaic Fed Brushless DC Motor},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {October 2018},
	volume = {181},
	number = {21},
	month = {Oct},
	year = {2018},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {15-20},
	numpages = {6},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2018917926},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


This paper proposes a simple, cost effective and efficient brushless DC (BLDC) motor drive for solar photovoltaic (SPV) array fed water pumping system. The importance of using a maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithm is demonstrated to ensure that a PV system provides the most energy possible. Two different maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithms are introduced. A boost converter is used in order to extract the maximum available power from the SPV. An appropriate control of boost converter through the Perturb & Observe maximum power point tracking (PO-MPPT) algorithm offers soft starting of the BLDC motor. Increment conductance is used and compared with the PO - MPPT. The speed control of BLDC motor is performed by PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) control of the voltage source inverter (VSI) using DC link voltage regulator. A Matlab/ Simulink models of the solar panel, dc to dc boost converter, and control algorithms are validated.


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Solar PV, maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithms, BLDC motor, DC –DC boost converter.