Improving Power Quality of a grid connected PV System through the choice of MPPT algorithm for optimizing power requirement in industrial development

  • Hussaini Abatcha Geidam Department of Renewable Energy, Federal Polytechnic, Damaturu
  • ibrahim Babale Gahsua Department of Science Laboratory Technology, Federal Polytechnic, Damaturu
  • Babangida Jauro Mohammed Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, Mai Idriss Alooma Polytechnic Geidam
Keywords: photovoltaic, renewable energy, maximum power tracking, mppt algorithm, solar irradiance


Renewable Energy has been commercially popular since it can potentially reduce the harmful emissions from burning of fossil fuels which most traditional power generations rely on. The renewable energy sources such as photovoltaic (PV) system and wind energy system are among the preferred renewable energy technology in many countries. Photovoltaic systems in particular have greater potential for geographical locations that receive abundance sunlight throughout the year. Moreover, the PV systems can be made as a small scale power plant and installed near to the load centers, thus, being able to avoid transmission congestion and line losses. However, the efficiency of the solar PV conversion is quite low typically less than 20%. Therefore, the efficiency of the PV system is really an important concern. One of the method of improving the efficiency is through the use of maximum power point tracking (MPPT). In this respect, therefore, this paper aims to compare the two most popular MPPT algorithms to determine which of them will be the better option for a grid-connection PV power system.