Flying Squirrel Search Optimization MPPT For Solar PV System
This study proposes a method for tracking GMPP based on Flying Squirrel Search Optimization (FSSO). The original FSSO is modified to update the squirrel's position without the presence of a predator in order to achieve an effective adoption with a much-reduced convergence time. A Boost DC-DC converter is used to extract the most power possible under various irradiance and temperature for an experimental investigation of the proposed scheme. The tracking efficiency is increased, the steady-state response is non-oscillatory, and the transients are reduced by the proposed method. Under various irradiance and temperature, the proposed strategy outperforms popular maximum power point tracking (MPPT) strategies based on Perturb & Observe (P&O).