Optimization Methodology for Reconfigurable PV Modules

Patrizio Manganiello, Pavlos Bosmalis, Maro Baka, Eszter Voroshazi, Dimitrios Soudris, Francky Catthoor, Jozef Szlufcik, Jef Poortmans

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Abstract

Reconfigurable photovoltaic modules represent an effective solution to improve PV system resilience to partial shading. Indeed, the availability of different configurations increases energy generation under non-uniform conditions. However, the additional components that are active under uniform conditions lead to higher losses compared to equivalent static solutions. This paper presents a methodology for the design of optimized reconfigurable PV modules, balancing losses under uniform conditions and gain under partial shading. First, feasible reconfigurable module instantiations are selected given some design constraints. Then, the search space is further reduced by taking into account the typical operating conditions of the module. Finally, the best module layouts are chosen based on performance consideration. Results for a specific case study are presented to show the feasibility of the proposed methodology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC 2018 - A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC, 28th PVSEC and 34th EU PVSEC
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages3630-3634
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538685297
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event7th IEEE World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC 2018 - Waikoloa Village, United States
Duration: 10 Jun 201815 Jun 2018

Publication series

Name2018 IEEE 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC 2018 - A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC, 28th PVSEC and 34th EU PVSEC

Conference

Conference7th IEEE World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC 2018
CountryUnited States
CityWaikoloa Village
Period10/06/1815/06/18
Other (A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC, 28th PVSEC & 34th EU PVSEC)

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