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Design of an Integrated I-V Tracer and Maximum Power Point Tracker
B. Dai, M. Appelhof, B. Öztürk
Photovoltaic Modules and BoS Components
Subtopic: Inverters and Balance of System Components
Event: 37th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 4AV.3.1
ISBN: 3-936338-73-6
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Conventionally, the current-voltage (I-V) curve tracers and Maximum Power Point Trackers (MPPTs) are independent systems. On the other hand, some MPPTs have a “scanning function” to perform an I-V scan by means of a separate circuitry placed in the MPPT enclosure. In this paper, an MPPT and an I-V curve tracer is designed using the same electronic hardware controlled by a microcontroller. The proposals are verified with simulation results, and experimental verification is ongoing. Since the designed system is a power optimizer, “Inverters and Balance of System Components” subtopic is chosen for the abstract submission.