Nimrod Vázquez Technological Institute of Celaya, Celaya, MexicoJeziel Vázquez Superior Technological Institute of South Guanajuato, Uriangato, Mexico
This chapter highlights in brief how solar cells produce electricity and will discuss in detail the various techniques available to track the sun in order to maximize the output power generated by the PV array. Moreover, not only the grid-connected and stand-alone converters required to operate PV systems efficiently will be described, but also the PV system design is discussed.
Solar cells; PV panels; MPPT; Grid-connected converters; Stand-alone converters; PV system design
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