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Comparison of Photovoltaic Array Maximum Power Point Tracking Techniques

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2 Author(s)
Trishan Esram ; Illinois Univ., Urbana, IL ; Patrick L. Chapman

The many different techniques for maximum power point tracking of photovoltaic (PV) arrays are discussed. The techniques are taken from the literature dating back to the earliest methods. It is shown that at least 19 distinct methods have been introduced in the literature, with many variations on implementation. This paper should serve as a convenient reference for future work in PV power generation.

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IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion  (Volume:22 ,  Issue: 2 )