Multi-objective optimization of the DC-DC stage of a Module-Integrated Inverter based on an efficiency usage model

Mehran Mirjafari, Robert Balog, Rasit Turan

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Abstract

As photovoltaic (PV) energy continues to gain market penetration due to the lower cost of photovoltaic (PV) modules, attention is shifting to the balance-of-system. In this paper, a new efficiency evaluation technique based on a usage model synthesized from high temporal operational data of a PV module is investigated along with a multi-objective design optimization of the DC-DC stage of a Module-Integrated Inverter. The analysis shows that the technique provides more accurate results then the California Energy Commission weighted efficiency method particularly when other geographic regions of the world are considered.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2914-2920
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781479932993
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013 - Tampa, FL, United States
Duration: 16 Jun 201321 Jun 2013

Other

Other39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013
CountryUnited States
CityTampa, FL
Period16/6/1321/6/13

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Mirjafari, M., Balog, R., & Turan, R. (2013). Multi-objective optimization of the DC-DC stage of a Module-Integrated Inverter based on an efficiency usage model. In 39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013 (pp. 2914-2920). [6745077] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2013.6745077