Impact of solar radiation on the output power of moving photovoltaic (PV) installations

Christian Schuss, Kari Remes, Bernd Eichberger, Timo Rahkonen

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Abstract

This paper investigates the impact of the solar radiation level on the available output power of moving photovoltaic (PV) installation with the help of PV simulation models. For moving PV installations, for example on top of hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and battery-powered electric vehicles (BEVs), the sampling rate was 50 samples per second. We analyse the changes in the amount of solar radiation that can influence the control of the operating voltage of photovoltaics within maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithms. We present recommendations for the sampling rate of environmental data as well as for the update frequency of vital parameters of different MPPT techniques for controlling moving PV installations. In addition, we show how the sampling rate of environmental data influences the test criteria for MPPT algorithms.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-2222-3
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-2223-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event2018 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference - Houston, United States
Duration: 14 May 201817 May 2018

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference
Abbreviated titleI2MTC
CountryUnited States
CityHouston
Period14/05/1817/05/18

Keywords

    Fields of Expertise

    • Mobility & Production

    Treatment code (Nähere Zuordnung)

    • Application

    Cite this

    Schuss, C., Remes, K., Eichberger, B., & Rahkonen, T. (2018). Impact of solar radiation on the output power of moving photovoltaic (PV) installations. In 2018 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/I2MTC.2018.8409696