Adaptive photovoltaic system

Mohamed Amer Chaaban, Mahmoud Alahmad, J. Neal, J. Shi, C. Berryman, Y. Cho, S. Lau, H. Li, A. Schwer, Z. Shen, J. Stansbury, T. Zhang

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This paper discussed a new photovoltaic (PV) system topology that uses PV energy in efficient way in order to improve system power output during different operating conditions. The proposed topology provides flexible connection between PV modules to achieve different configurations of PV array. A new switching matrix has been developed to achieve the required configurations. Preliminary simulations provide promising results for an adaptive PV array. Comparison between traditional PV system configurations and adaptive configuration is considered. A significant improvement in power curves is achieved by the proposed topology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IECON 2010, 36th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2010
Event36th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2010 - Glendale, AZ, United States
Duration: Nov 7 2010Nov 10 2010

Publication series

NameIECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)


Conference36th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityGlendale, AZ


  • Inverter
  • PV model
  • Reconfigurable PV
  • Shading effect
  • Switching matrix

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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