Photovoltaic string configuration for optimal inverter performance
2011 (English)In: 8th International Conference on Power Electronics - ECCE Asia: Green World with Power Electronics, IEEE , 2011, 1632-1636 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In the recent years photovoltaic installations have been growing rapidly both in numbers and in size. The main reason for this growth has been the generous subsidies offered by policy makers. As financial incentives are now being gradually removed, PV plant manufacturers are in quest for more efficient plant configurations that eventually reduce the investment cost and increase the annual energy yield. This paper presents a methodology for optimally sizing the PV panel strings (series-parallel connection of PV generators) for any specific inverter equipment and for a given location weather dataset. The methodology is based on some new PV plant performance metrics presented here. Finally, the concept of maximum power point of the inverter (MPPTi) is introduced.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE , 2011. 1632-1636 p.
maximum power point tracking, photovoltaic plant, PV string
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-63838DOI: 10.1109/ICPE.2011.5944402ScopusID: 2-s2.0-80052083102ISBN: 978-161284956-0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-63838DiVA: diva2:482808
International Conference on Power Electronics and ECCE Asia, ICPE 2011-ECCE Asia. Jeju. 30 May 2011 - 3 June 2011
QC 201201242012-01-242012-01-242016-04-27Bibliographically approved