A Novel Maximum Power Point Tracking Based on Whale Optimization Algorithm for Hybrid System

  • C. Kothai AndalEmail author
  • R. Jayapal
  • D. Silas Stephen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes on Data Engineering and Communications Technologies book series (LNDECT, volume 35)


Research and improvement of micro grid has turn out to be a huge topic as it paves a manner to efficiently integrate numerous resources of dispensed generation (DG), particularly Renewable Energy Sources (RES) which include photovoltaic, wind and fuel cellular generations without requiring re-design of the distribution gadget. While the usage of the Renewable Energy Sources its miles very important to utilize the most available power from the resource. To utilize the maximum power the conversion system must operate in the point of maximum power, for this purpose a variety of MPPT algorithms were introduced. In this paper various MPPT methods consisting of P&O, Incremental conductance, and Fuzzy Logic control had been analyzed and a new MPPT method based on Whale Optimization Algorithm is proposed for tracking most power from solar electricity and wind power and its overall performance became analyzed and compared with the alternative MPPT strategies. Also a STATCOM with proper control is introduced in the micro grid system in order to improve the stability of the system. The whole micro grid system is implemented and verified using MATLAB/Simulink.


MPPT techniques Renewable sources ANFIS STATCOM Micro grid 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Kothai Andal
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • R. Jayapal
    • 1
  • D. Silas Stephen
    • 3
  1. 1.EEE DepartmentR.V. College of EngineeringBengaluruIndia
  2. 2.EEE DepartmentAMC Engineering CollegeBengaluruIndia
  3. 3.EEE DepartmentPanimalar Engineering CollegeChennaiIndia

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