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Review of maximum power point tracking approaches suitable for PV systems under partial shading conditions


Lyden, S and Haque, ME and Gargoom, A and Negnevitsky, M, Review of maximum power point tracking approaches suitable for PV systems under partial shading conditions, Proceedings of the Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2013, 29 September - 3 October 2013, Hobart, Australia, pp. 1-6. ISBN 978-1-86295-913-2 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1109/AUPEC.2013.6725344


Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) is an important consideration in Photovoltaic (PV) Systems, particularly as these systems increase in size and are exposed to non-uniform environmental conditions. Conventional MPPT techniques are designed to track the Maximum Power Point under uniform conditions where there is a single maximum power. Under non-uniform environmental conditions, with bypass diodes integrated into the circuit, the Power-Voltage characteristics become more complex resulting in multiple local maxima. Under such conditions, conventional MPPT techniques cannot track the global maxima and may result in considerable energy losses. This review paper explores the approaches designed to mitigate the complexities arising from non-uniform environmental conditions in PV system operation.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:wind turbine, STATCOM, grid integration, voltage stability, photovoltaic cells, maximum power point trackers
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Electrical engineering
Research Field:Electrical energy generation (incl. renewables, excl. photovoltaics)
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Renewable energy
Objective Field:Wind energy
UTAS Author:Lyden, S (Dr Sarah Lyden)
UTAS Author:Haque, ME (Dr Md Enamul Haque)
UTAS Author:Gargoom, A (Dr Ameen Gargoom)
UTAS Author:Negnevitsky, M (Professor Michael Negnevitsky)
ID Code:88264
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2014-01-23
Last Modified:2017-11-06
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