An Algebraic Method for Maximum Power Point Tracking in Wind Turbines

Yıldırım D., Gurkaynak Y.

2nd International Power and Energy Conference (PECon 2008), Johor-Bahru, Malaysia, 1 - 03 December 2008, pp.445-446 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/pecon.2008.4762517
  • City: Johor-Bahru
  • Country: Malaysia
  • Page Numbers: pp.445-446
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


A novel maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithm and a basic controller are introduced for a variable-speed direct-drive wind power plant. The control method is designed to keep system stable under all operating conditions and to track the maximum power flow to the utility with minimum time delay by steepest decent algorithm. Simulation results of the proposed control system shows good power tracking capability.