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Topology Reconfiguration To Improve The Photovoltaic (PV) Array Performance

Abstract Great advances have been made in the construction of photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules, but array level management remains much the same as it has been in previous decades. Conventionally, the PV array is connected in a fixed topology which is not always appropriate in the presence of faults in the array, and varying weather conditions. With the introduction of smarter inverters and solar modules, the data obtained from the photovoltaic array can be used to dynamically modify the array topology and improve the array power output. This is beneficial especially when module mismatches such as shading, soiling and aging occur in the photovoltaic array. This research focuses on the topology optimization of PV arrays under shading conditions us... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Buddha, Santoshi Tejasri (Author) / Spanias, Andreas (Advisor) / Tepedelenlioglu, Cihan (Advisor) / Zhang, Junshan (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical engineering / Array Performance / Photovoltaic arrays / Shading / SPICE simulations / Topology Optimization
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 92 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Electrical Engineering 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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