Modeling and control design of microgrid-connected PV-based sources

Ali Elrayyah, Yilmaz Sozer, Malik E. Elbuluk

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A method is presented to model and tune microgrid-connected solar photovoltaic sources (MCPVs). The proposed controller combines maximum power point tracking with droop controller to participate in voltage and frequency regulations of islanded microgrids. In this paper, the controllers required by the MCPV are developed and a modeling procedure is presented to tune the controllers. The effect of MCPV penetration level on the controllers design is reflected in the model and a method is proposed to stabilize the MCPV as it switches among operation modes. The effectiveness of the proposed method is verified by simulation and experimental studies.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6861948
Pages (from-to)907-919
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014



  • Droop control
  • maximum power point tracking (MPPT)
  • microgrid
  • photovoltaic (PV)
  • stability of switched systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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