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Insights of the Advancement in Maximum Power Point Tracking Techniques in PV Module

by Yoganandini A.P., Anitha G.S.
Communications on Applied Electronics
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 4 - Number 3
Year of Publication: 2016
Authors: Yoganandini A.P., Anitha G.S.

Yoganandini A.P., Anitha G.S. . Insights of the Advancement in Maximum Power Point Tracking Techniques in PV Module. Communications on Applied Electronics. 4, 3 ( January 2016), 15-25. DOI=10.5120/cae2016652044

@article{ 10.5120/cae2016652044,
author = { Yoganandini A.P., Anitha G.S. },
title = { Insights of the Advancement in Maximum Power Point Tracking Techniques in PV Module },
journal = { Communications on Applied Electronics },
issue_date = { January 2016 },
volume = { 4 },
number = { 3 },
month = { January },
year = { 2016 },
issn = { 2394-4714 },
pages = { 15-25 },
numpages = {9},
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publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
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Power is the most reserved resource in the world. Power is the necessary thing in our life and has many advantages throughout the generation. There are two types of resources such as renewable and non-renewable resources. The power demand is increasing rapidly. The non-renewable energy resources such as coal, hydro are not able to fulfill these power demands because of global warming and variation in the environmental condition. To fulfill these needs, the researchers are working towards the renewable resources like wind energy and solar energy, etc. by environmental friendly technologies. Solar is the easily available and cost effective resource in nature. The photovoltaic panels are used to generate the power and the maximum power point tracking (MPPT) technology. The power converter like DC-DC converter is used to interface the load with the PV cell to get the maximum power point. The converters two modes of continuous conduction mode (CCM) and Discontinuous conduction mode (DCM). The prime contribution of this paper is to realize the significance of MPPT technique and review the existing as well as most frequently adopted the technique for enhancing MPPT. Finally, the paper discusses the research gap from the existing literature that will assist the research community to work forward for bridging the research gap.

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CCM DC-DC Converters DT-DC Converter DCM Maximum Power Point Techniques MPPT Techniques PV Modules.