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Maximum Power Point Tracking Method for Multiple Photovoltaic Systems

Author Affiliations

  • 1M.Tech. Digital Communication, BUIT, Barkatullah University, Bhopal- 462026, MP, INDIA
  • 2Department of Chemistry and Environment, BUIT, Barkatullah University, Bhopal- 462026, MP, INDIA

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 2, Issue (12), Pages 69-77, December,18 (2012)


The goal of this paper is to find the optimum mechanism for extracting the maximum possible power out of a given set of solar panels. There are many different approaches to this problem. A huge variety of concepts leads to an even larger variety of circuits and mechanisms for operating photovoltaic panels as close as possible to the point of maximum power and efficiency. Some of the concepts are very robust and simple, whereas other approaches require very sophisticated logic devices such as microprocessors combined with high-power high-efficiency switching converters. In this study different approaches to operating a solar panel at or close to its maximum power point are analyzed and their suitability to the environment of a solar system is examined.


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