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Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Optimum PV/inverter Sizing Ratio for Grid-connected PV Systems: Application to Selected Algerian Locations

  • Makhloufi, S. ;
  • Abdessemed, R.
  • Received : 2010.07.31
  • Accepted : 2011.06.15
  • Published : 2011.11.01

Abstract

Conventional methodologies (empirical, analytical, numerical, hybrid, etc.) for sizing photovoltaic (PV) systems cannot be used when the relevant meteorological data are not available. To overcome this situation, modern methods based on artificial intelligence techniques have been developed for sizing the PV systems. In the present study, the optimum PV/inverter sizing ratio for grid-connected PV systems with orientation due south and inclination angles of $45^{\circ}$ and $60^{\circ}$ in selected Algerian locations was determined in terms of total system output using type-2 fuzzy logic. Because measured data for the locations chosen were not available, a year of synthetic hourly meteorological data for each location generated by the PVSYST software was used in the simulation.

Keywords

Grid-connected;Maximum power point tracker (MPPT);Photovoltaic;Sizing ratio;Tilted angle;Type-2 Fuzzy logic

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