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Comparative and comprehensive review of maximum power point tracking methods for PV cells

M.A. Danandeh and S.M. Mousavi G.

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2018, vol. 82, issue P3, 2743-2767

Abstract: The energy problem is one of the most important and serious problems that humanity is faced with it and this is while the fossil fuels are running out, so finding new sources of energy is one of the challenges of modern man. Solar energy is an available, newable and almost eternal energy which can be converted directly to electrical energy by photovoltaic (PV) cells. Although the use of sunlight costs nothing but PV cells are relatively expensive so it's necessary to extract maximum power from these cells because of economic reasons. To achieve the maximum power point, there are many techniques and also many review papers but just few papers have compared these techniques from economical and technical point of view. This paper presents a review of MPPT techniques using of comprehensive and relatively new classification with emphasizing on comparison of methods.

Keywords: Maximum power point tracking; Photovoltaic; PV cell (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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