A Comparative Study between Different PV Array Structures under Non-Uniform Irradiance Conditions

Seyed Majid Hashemzadeh, Mehdi Zamani, Vafa Marzang, Peyman Alavi Tabbat, Arash Khoshkbar-Sadigh

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Abstract

Partial shading condition is an unavoidable issue for photovoltaic systems. This condition affects the performance of the photovoltaic systems. An important effect of the partial shading condition is causing power losses and reducing the power efficiency. In this paper, different array structures with different types of connections between the photovoltaic modules have been investigated. Series-Parallel (SP), Total-Cross-Tied (TCT), Bridged-Linked (BL), and Honey-Comb (HC) and hybrid connection such as BL-TCT, HC-TCT, and SP-TCT have been presented and investigated. In order to analyze the mentioned structures, a 4∗4 photovoltaic array including 16 photovoltaic modules under partial shading condition has been tested in MATLAB / Simulink environment. In these analysis, the performance of different structures has been investigated to reach the maximum power. The simulation results show the excellent performance of the TCT structure in extracting the maximum power from the photovoltaic array.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IECON 2020
Subtitle of host publication46th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1723-1728
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728154145
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 18 2020
Event46th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2020 - Virtual, Singapore, Singapore
Duration: Oct 19 2020Oct 21 2020

Publication series

NameIECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)
Volume2020-October

Conference

Conference46th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2020
Country/TerritorySingapore
CityVirtual, Singapore
Period10/19/2010/21/20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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