A switched PV approach for extracted maximum power enhancement of PV arrays during partial shading

Ahmed A. Elserougi, Mohamed S. Diab, Ahmed M. Massoud, Ayman Abdel-Khalik, Shehab Ahmed

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This paper proposes a switched photovoltaic (PV) approach to enhance the extracted maximum power from a PV array during partial shading conditions. The proposed system is simple and cost effective. However, it may provide lower power enhancement compared to other existing solutions, which makes it more suitable for domestic applications. For assessing the proposed switched PV-based system, a detailed numerical comparison between the extracted power from the proposed system and other existing technologies has been presented for the same operating conditions. Simulation and experimental results show the possibility of enhancing the PV arrays extracted output power during partial shading with the proposed system.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7079499
Pages (from-to)767-772
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2015



  • Maximum power point tracking (MPPT)
  • partial-shading switched PV

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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