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ABSTRACT

This paper analyses the digital simulation of a buck converter to emulate the photovoltaic (PV) system with focus on fuzzy logic control of buck converter. A PV emulator is a DC-DC converter (buck converter in the present case) having same electrical characteristics as that of a PV panel. The emulator helps in the real analysis of PV system in an environment where using actual PV systems can produce inconsistent results due to variation in weather conditions. The paper describes the application of fuzzy algorithms to the control of dynamic processes. The complete system is modelled in MATLABĀ® Simulink SimPowerSystem software package. The results obtained from the simulation studies are presented and the steady state and dynamic stability of the PV emulator system is discussed. FUZZY LOGIC CONTROL OF BUCK CONVERTER FOR PHOTO VOLTAIC EMULATOR