About the criteria for triggering the reconfiguration of a photovoltaic array

Pietro Luigi Carotenuto, Patrizio Manganiello, Giovanni Petrone, Giovanni Spagnuolo

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Abstract

The dynamical reconfiguration of the photovoltaic array is a feasible method for maximizing the electrical power it produces in presence of partial shading. Although in literature some algorithms aimed at determining the best configuration to be settled for a given shadowing pattern have been presented, no indications about the electrical conditions that can trigger the reconfiguration procedure have been discussed. In this paper some criteria for understanding if the photovoltaic array working conditions have changed, so that a new electrical connection among the modules can increase the produced power, are discussed. Moreover, some conditions revealing that the reconfiguration process can be delayed are analyzed as well. Simulation results are used for achieving the results shown in the paper and give some indications for improving the criteria formulated herein.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2014 IEEE 23rd International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages2472-2477
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479923991
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 IEEE 23rd International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2014 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 1 Jun 20144 Jun 2014

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics

Conference

Conference2014 IEEE 23rd International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2014
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period1/06/144/06/14

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