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Energies 2013, 6(1), 128-144; doi:10.3390/en6010128
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Analytical Modeling of Partially Shaded Photovoltaic Systems

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Received: 7 November 2012 / Revised: 14 December 2012 / Accepted: 19 December 2012 / Published: 4 January 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Solar Energy Systems and Materials)
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Abstract

As of today, the considerable influence of select environmental variables, especially irradiance intensity, must still be accounted for whenever discussing the performance of a solar system. Therefore, an extensive, dependable modeling method is required in investigating the most suitable Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) method under different conditions. Following these requirements, MATLAB-programmed modeling and simulation of photovoltaic systems is presented here, by focusing on the effects of partial shading on the output of the photovoltaic (PV) systems. End results prove the reliability of the proposed model in replicating the aforementioned output characteristics in the prescribed setting. The proposed model is chosen because it can, conveniently, simulate the behavior of different ranges of PV systems from a single PV module through the multidimensional PV structure.
Keywords: photovoltaic system; partial shading; multidimensional configuration photovoltaic system; partial shading; multidimensional configuration
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Seyedmahmoudian, M.; Mekhilef, S.; Rahmani, R.; Yusof, R.; Renani, E.T. Analytical Modeling of Partially Shaded Photovoltaic Systems. Energies 2013, 6, 128-144.

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