In order to enhance maximum power point tracking (MPPT) speed of photovoltaic generators (PVGs) upon fast irradiation changes, maximum power line (MPL)-based control is often used. MPL is a curve, linking all possible MPP coordinates for a given temperature. In the literature so far, PVG MPL was either assumed linear, which is inaccurate for all irradiation levels, or possessed photocurrent dependence, requiring real-time estimation of the latter. In this letter, an irradiation-independent explicit expression for PVG MPL is derived, valid for all practical irradiation levels, thus allowing real-time implementation without the need of photocurrent estimation.
- Maximum power point tracking (MPPT)
- maximum power line (MPL)
- photovoltaic generator (PVG)
- single diode model