Performance Investigation of Hill-Climbing MPPT Techniques for PV Systems Under Rapidly Changing Environment

  • Vibhu Jately
  • Sudha Arora
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 624)


There has been a great push for harnessing of solar energy using photovoltaic (PV) systems. For improving the overall efficiency, maximum power point tracking (MPPT) is inevitable in most photovoltaic (PV) systems. The MPPT technique draws out maximum power from a PV module for different meteorological and load conditions. As the environmental conditions fluctuate throughout the day, maximum power point tracker along with the power converter forces the PV panel to deliver maximum power to the load. Performance indices like speed of convergence, accuracy, steady-state losses, implementation complexity, cost determine the overall suitability of a MPPT technique for a particular application. Researchers have proposed different techniques to achieve excellent dynamic response while maintaining low steady-state power loss. Among these techniques, hill-climbing-based algorithms are widely used for commercial and industrial applications. In this paper, a comparative performance analysis of the conventional and modified hill-climbing MPPT algorithms has been done. The simulation model of these techniques have been developed in MATLAB/Simulink environment, and results are presented.


Hill-climbing MPPT Perturb and observe Incremental conductance Incremental resistance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EE, College of TechnologyGBPUA&TPantnagarIndia

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