Document Type: Original Article
Faculty of Engineering, Shahrekord University, Shahrekord, Iran
Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
This paper proposes a stand-alone photovoltaic (PV) system based on a DC-DC positive output super lift Luo (POSLL) converter. A conventional sliding mode control, a sliding mode controller using a simple sign function and a linear controller using proportional integrator (PI) are used for the control of the PV panel voltage and POSLL converter inductor current and these methods are compared together. The POSLL converter is a DC-DC converter with higher voltage gain compared to other conventional DC-DC converters, and has a good voltage regulation with a simple structure. The stability and accessibility of the proposed nonlinear controls are investigated widely. The internal dynamics of the proposed closed-loop control systems are also investiged. A practical implementation of the system on a hardware setup is performed using a low cost Discovery real time digital control platform. The experimental and simulation results demonstrate the validity of the proposed control schemes over a stand-alone real photovoltaic system.