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Control of photovoltaic technology

Sukumar Mishra
Dushyant Sharma    Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India

Abstract

In this chapter, an overview of photovoltaic (PV) technology is presented. Semiconductors form the basis of a PV cell. Starting from an introduction of semiconductor physics, detailed modeling and operational characteristics of PV system are provided. To extract the maximum power from a PV system, various maximum power point tracking algorithms need to be implemented. A few of such algorithms are discussed in brief. Shading, either full or partial, affects the operation of a PV system to a large extent. The impact of shading and mitigation techniques is described in this work. ...

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