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Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) of Partially Shaded Photovoltaic Cells: A Technical Review

UNSPECIFIED (2013) Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) of Partially Shaded Photovoltaic Cells: A Technical Review. In: Mohd Nor, Nursyarizal and Elamvazuthi, I and Perumal, Nallagownden , (eds.) Materials and Processes for Energy: Communicating Current Research and Technological Developments. Formatex Research Center.

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The world’s energy supply has been under a tremendous pressure due to the rapid depletion of fossil resources, energy security and reliability, environmental sustainability and the ever-increasing modern living sophistication. The issue of persistent hikes in oil prices, climate threats and soaring energy demand has diverted the global interest to exploiting and investing in renewable types of energy (RE), solar energy in particular. A photovoltaic (PV) system is easy to install, has no moving parts, is almost free of maintenance, has maximum reliability, reduced vulnerability to power loss and is expandable. Regardless of these advantages, PV energy costs considerably higher than fossil fuels. This is due to its lower efficiency and higher costs. An expansive study has been carried out for PV fabrication, but it is equally important to extract the maximum power by enhancing the maximum power point tracking (MPPT) capability. The review covers the detailed partial shading condition (PSC) modelling and the various MPPT techniques and algorithms employed. It describes how to extract the maximum output power under continuous varying irradiation conditions in large PV arrays to make the technology commercially viable. Keywords: renewable energy; photovoltaic; maximum

Item Type:Book Section
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Academic Subject One:Electrical and Energy System
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Research Institutes > Energy
ID Code:11159
Deposited By: Dr Nursyarizal Mohd Nor
Deposited On:16 Feb 2014 23:41
Last Modified:16 Feb 2014 23:41

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