Enhancing photovoltaic applications with embedded circuitry within the solar panels

Rodrigo M. Aliaga; Javier A. Muñoz; Moises A. Rojas


This work presents the enhanced functionalities of a solar panel when embedded circuitry is included in its construction. A voltage sweep allows to track the global maximum power point even in presence of partial shading, which is transmitted to a DC/DC converter in order to maximize the transferred power. This voltage sweep also allows to determine the operating condition of the photovoltaic module, thanks to a suitable algorithm, which is capable to generate an alarm signal when abnormal conditions are detected in the voltage-power curve. The inclusion of a central server allows to statistically process the information in order to prevent or predict evitable failures.

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Fecha de publicación: 2015
URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/COBEP.2015.7420224