Proposal of a Novel Nonlinear Nested Control for a Solar Panel: Theory and Simulation Results

Djamel Dhahbane, Krishna Busawon, Abdelkrim Nemra, Samir Sakhi, Faheem Ahmed Malik, Aicha Hamissi

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Due to their inherent capacity to convert solar energy to electrical energy, photovoltaic systems are considered as one of the most promising developing technologies which are gaining a lot of attention these days. In this paper, we propose a novel feedback approach to control the position of two Direct Current servomotors mounted in a solar energy system. Unlike the classical feedback controller, this strategy can handle both of linear and nonlinear models and it is very suitable for underac-tuated systems. The concept of the investigated method consists on dividing the system into individual subsystems and designing a virtual input for each one. Since this strategy processes in iterative algorithm, general formulation is established to provide a standard modeling that can be applied with any order of systems. Simulation results have demontrated the efficiency of the investigated controller in terms of convergence towards the desired references with minimal tracking errors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 7th International Conference on Environment Friendly Energies and Applications (EFEA)
Subtitle of host publication14-16 December 2022, Bagatelle Moka MU, Mauritius
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, USA
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9798350333213
ISBN (Print)9798350333220
Publication statusPublished - 14 Dec 2022
Event7th International Conference on Environment Friendly Energies and Applications, EFEA 2022 - Bagatelle Moka MU, Mauritius
Duration: 14 Dec 202216 Dec 2022


Conference7th International Conference on Environment Friendly Energies and Applications, EFEA 2022
CityBagatelle Moka MU

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