Investigation of energy management strategies for photovoltaic systems - A predictive control algorithmThe present investigation is concerned with the formulation of energy management strategies for stand-alone photovoltaic (PV) systems, taking into account a basic control algorithm for a possible predictive, (and adaptive) controller. The control system controls the flow of energy in the system according to the amount of energy available, and predicts the appropriate control set-points based on the energy (insolation) available by using an appropriate system model. Aspects of adaptation to the conditions of the system are also considered. Attention is given to a statistical analysis technique, the analysis inputs, the analysis procedure, and details regarding the basic control algorithm.
Cull, R. C. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Eltimsahy, A. H. (Toledo, University Toledo, OH, United States)