Studying the effect of shading on Solar Panel using MATLAB


Renewable energy sources plays an important role in electricity generation. Various renewable energy sources like wind, solar, geothermal, ocean thermal, and biomass can be used for generation of electricity and for meeting our daily energy needs. Energy from the sun is the best option for electricity generation as it is available everywhere and is free to harness. Solar Photovoltaic (PV) array converts the solar energy into electrical energy. The performance of Photovoltaic array is affected by solar isolation, shading, temperature and this will result in displacement of the Maximum Power Point(MPP). The output characteristics show the multiple maxima point. To get the maximum efficiency from Shaded Photovoltaic (PV) array, it is import to track the GPP from the various local maxima. This paper makes a study on the various Maximum Power Point Tracker (MPPT) for Photovoltaic (PV) array. Also this paper explains the effect of change in solar isolation and temperature and shading effect on solar panel and give the steps to track GPP.

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@inproceedings{Ganesh2012StudyingTE, title={Studying the effect of shading on Solar Panel using MATLAB}, author={Smita Ganesh}, year={2012} }