Solar Panel Control System Using an Intelligent Control: T2FSMC and Firefly Algorithm

Mardlijah Mardlijah, Zainullah Zuhri


Solar panel is a solar energy converter to electrical energy. On solar tracker, there is a controller which sets the movement of solar panel such that it is perpendicular with solar rays. Previous research had designed Type 2 Fuzzy Sliding Mode Control (T2FSMC) controller to control the position of solar panel. However, there was trial and error process to determine gain scale factor so the development of optimization method is needed. This paper aims to modify gain scale factor using Firefly algorithm to increase performance of system. The simulation shows that T2FSMC Firefly has better performance than T2FSMC. T2FSMC Firefly shows the increase of performance on rise time, settling time, and integral time absolute error.


solar panel; controller; type 2 fuzzy sliding mode control; (T2FSMC); firefly algorithm; gain scale factor;

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