By Topic

Dynamic performance of a DC shunt motor connected to a photovoltaic array

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
W. Z. Fam ; Tech. Univ. of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS, Canada ; M. K. Balachander

The dynamic performance of a DC shunt motor directly connected to a photovoltaic array is studied. The motor is represented by the dynamic equations of its electrical and mechanical systems. The photovoltaic array is represented by an equivalent circuit whose parameters are computed using experimentally determined voltage-current characteristics. Simultaneous solution of both the motor and array equations is obtained using a Range-Kutta computer program. This enabled the transient performance of the motor to be determined during the starting period under different conditions of solar intensity and shaft load. Simulation results as well as those obtained from experiments on a 1 hp, DC shunt motor connected to a 4 kW photovoltaic array confirm that the dynamic performance of a DC shunt motor connected to a photovoltaic array differs from its performance when it is operated from a constant-voltage source

Published in:

IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion  (Volume:3 ,  Issue: 3 )