Practical Photovoltaic Simulator with a Cross Tackling Control Strategy Based on the First-hand Duty Cycle Processing

Wang, Shuren;Jiang, Wei;Lin, Zhengyu

  • Received : 2014.12.11
  • Accepted : 2015.03.18
  • Published : 2015.07.31


This paper proposes a methodological scheme for the photovoltaic (PV) simulator design. With the advantages of a digital controller system, linear interpolation is proposed for precise fitting with higher computational efficiency. A novel control strategy that directly tackles two different duty cycles is proposed and implemented to achieve a full-range operation including short circuit (SC) and open circuit (OC) conditions. Systematic design procedures for both hardware and algorithm are explained, and a prototype is built. Experimental results confirm an accurate steady state performance under different load conditions, including SC and OC. This low power apparatus can be adopted for PV education and research with a limited budget.


Cross tackling control;Open circuit (OC);Photovoltaic (PV) simulator;Power conversion;Short circuit (SC)


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