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Title Advanced Maximum Power Point Tracking Method for the Series Operation Strategy of Grid-Connected Small Wind Turbines
Authors Yong-Hyu Kim ; Hong-Jun Heo ; Jang-Mok Kim
DOI 10.6113/TKPE/2016.21.6.497
Page pp.497-505
ISSN 1229-2214
Keywords Grid connected inverter; MPPT(Maximum Power Point Tracking); Series operation strategy; Wind turbine system
Abstract Operating wind turbine generators at maximum power point requires maximum power point tracking (MPPT) control methods. However, conventional methods cannot track the appropriate maximum power point in situations involving wind turbine systems based on a series operation strategy. These systems comprise one or more local maximum power points, and conventional methods can detect only one local maximum power point closed by a current operation point. This study proposes an advanced MPPT method for the series operation strategy of a small, grid-connected wind turbine system. In determining the appropriate maximum point, operations at certain local maximum power points are analyzed. The results show one appropriate point, which is tracked by the proposed MPPT method. The effectiveness of the proposed method is verified by the experimental results.