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Comparative study of software and hardware solutions for partial shading in PV system

Salam, Z.; Ramli, M.Z.; Ahmed, Jubaer


Z. Salam

M.Z. Ramli


The energy yield of the PV system is reduced significantly due to partial shading. To mitigate this problem, two approaches, namely the software and hardware solutions are introduced by many researchers. However, no effort thus far has been made to compare their performances. This paper carries out the evaluation of the particle swarm optimization (software solution) and the energy recovery circuit (hardware solution), by subjecting them to various partial shading conditions. The results are benchmarked with the conventional perturb and observe method. It is found that the hardware approve exhibits higher energy yield. However, this is archived with the expense of additional components.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name 2015 IEEE Conference on Energy Conversion (CENCON)
Start Date Oct 19, 2015
End Date Oct 20, 2015
Online Publication Date Feb 18, 2016
Publication Date 2016
Deposit Date Dec 28, 2021
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages 480-485
Book Title 2015 IEEE Conference on Energy Conversion (CENCON)
Keywords Photovoltaic (PV), Solar energy, Maximum Power Point Tracker, Power Electronics, Inverter, Partial Shading
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