Adelmo Ortiz-Conde, Francisco J. García-Sánchez

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Uneven irradiation, due to partial shading, can produce hot spots in photovoltaic modules. A classical solution to avoid hot spot consists in using bypass diodes in antiparallel to series-connected cell groups. This solution brings a new problem: the presence of multiple local maximum power points. We present a simple algorithm for fast extraction of the model parameters of partially shaded photovoltaic panels with bypass diodes. An example of the application of the proposed algorithm is illustrated using the data from a real monocrystalline silicon technology photovoltaic module measured under uniform illumination and partial shading conditions. The possibility of using the algorithm as a practical approximate solution is also discussed. The simulations, using only four parameters, represent reasonably well the measured data.


Maximum Power Point (MPP), Partial shading, Photovoltaic module, Solar cell

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