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Title: Optimization Methodology for Reconfigurable PV Modules
Authors: Manganiello, Patrizio
Bosmalis, Pavlos
Baka, Maro
Voroshazi, Eszter
Soudris, Dimitrios
Catthoor, Francky
Szlufcik, Jozef
Poortmans, Jef
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: IEEE
Citation: 2018 IEEE 7TH WORLD CONFERENCE ON PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY CONVERSION (WCPEC) (A JOINT CONFERENCE OF 45TH IEEE PVSC, 28TH PVSEC & 34TH EU PVSEC), IEEE,p. 3630-3634
Series/Report: World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion WCPEC
Abstract: Reconfigurable photovoltaic modules represent an effective solution to improve PV system resilience to partial shading. Indeed, the availability of different configurations increases energy generation under non-uniform conditions. However, the additional components that are active under uniform conditions lead to higher losses compared to equivalent static solutions. This paper presents a methodology for the design of optimized reconfigurable PV modules, balancing losses under uniform conditions and gain under partial shading. First, feasible reconfigurable module instantiations are selected given some design constraints. Then, the search space is further reduced by taking into account the typical operating conditions of the module. Finally, the best module layouts are chosen based on performance consideration. Results for a specific case study are presented to show the feasibility of the proposed methodology.
Notes: [Manganiello, Patrizio; Bosmalis, Pavlos; Voroshazi, Eszter; Catthoor, Francky; Szlufcik, Jozef; Poortmans, Jef] IMEC, Kapeldreef 75, B-3001 Heverlee, Belgium. [Manganiello, Patrizio; Catthoor, Francky; Poortmans, Jef] Katholieke Univ Leuven, ESAT, Kasteelpk Arenberg 10, B-3001 Heverlee, Belgium. [Bosmalis, Pavlos] Aristotle Univ Thessaloniki, Univ Campus, Thessaloniki 54124, Greece. [Baka, Maro; Soudris, Dimitrios] Natl Tech Univ Athens, Heroon Polytechneiou 9, Athens 15780, Greece. [Poortmans, Jef] Univ Hasselt, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/28766
DOI: 10.1109/PVSC.2018.8548246
ISI #: 000469200403153
ISBN: 9781538685297
ISSN: 2159-2330
Category: C1
Type: Proceedings Paper
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