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Genetic Algorithm-Optimized PID Controller for better Performance of PV System

Roshdy Abdelrassoul, Yosra Ali, Mohamed Saad Zaghloul. Published in Algorithms.

Communications on Applied Electronics
Year of Publication: 2016
Publisher: Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Authors: Roshdy Abdelrassoul, Yosra Ali, Mohamed Saad Zaghloul

Roshdy Abdelrassoul, Yosra Ali and Mohamed Saad Zaghloul. Genetic Algorithm-Optimized PID Controller for better Performance of PV System. Communications on Applied Electronics 5(9):55-60, September 2016. BibTeX

	author = {Roshdy Abdelrassoul and Yosra Ali and Mohamed Saad Zaghloul},
	title = {Genetic Algorithm-Optimized PID Controller for better Performance of PV System},
	journal = {Communications on Applied Electronics},
	issue_date = {September 2016},
	volume = {5},
	number = {9},
	month = {Sep},
	year = {2016},
	issn = {2394-4714},
	pages = {55-60},
	numpages = {6},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/cae2016652380},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


In recent years, a radical increase of photovoltaic (PV) power generators installation took place because of increased efficiency of solar cells, as well as the growth of manufacturing technology of solar panels. This paper shows the operation and modeling of photovoltaic systems, particularly designing PID controller to control the system. Parameters of the designed controller are tuned using genetic algorithm (GA) which leads to getting the best performance of the designed PV system. Using GA the maximum overshoot and rise time obtained become 0.1% and 0.175 seconds, respectively.


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Genetic algorithm, photovoltaic, PID controller