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Title: Apparatus and method for maximizing power delivered by a photovoltaic array

Abstract

A method and apparatus for maximizing the electric power output of a photovoltaic array connected to a battery where the voltage across the photovoltaic array is adjusted through a range of voltages to find the voltage across the photovoltaic array that maximizes the electric power generated by the photovoltaic array and then is held constant for a period of time. After the period of time has elapsed, the electric voltage across the photovoltaic array is again adjusted through a range of voltages and the process is repeated. The electric energy and the electric power generated by the photovoltaic array is delivered to the battery which stores the electric energy and the electric power for later delivery to a load.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (Golden, CO)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Midwest Research Institute
OSTI Identifier:
871528
Patent Number(s):
5747967
Assignee:
Midwest Research Institute (Kansas City, MO) NREL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-83CH10093
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
apparatus; method; maximizing; power; delivered; photovoltaic; array; electric; output; connected; battery; voltage; adjusted; range; voltages; maximizes; generated; held; constant; period; time; elapsed; process; repeated; energy; stores; delivery; load; power generated; power output; electric power; electric energy; power delivered; photovoltaic array; held constant; electric voltage; /320/136/

Citation Formats

Muljadi, Eduard, and Taylor, Roger W. Apparatus and method for maximizing power delivered by a photovoltaic array. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Muljadi, Eduard, & Taylor, Roger W. Apparatus and method for maximizing power delivered by a photovoltaic array. United States.
Muljadi, Eduard, and Taylor, Roger W. Thu . "Apparatus and method for maximizing power delivered by a photovoltaic array". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871528.
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title = {Apparatus and method for maximizing power delivered by a photovoltaic array},
author = {Muljadi, Eduard and Taylor, Roger W.},
abstractNote = {A method and apparatus for maximizing the electric power output of a photovoltaic array connected to a battery where the voltage across the photovoltaic array is adjusted through a range of voltages to find the voltage across the photovoltaic array that maximizes the electric power generated by the photovoltaic array and then is held constant for a period of time. After the period of time has elapsed, the electric voltage across the photovoltaic array is again adjusted through a range of voltages and the process is repeated. The electric energy and the electric power generated by the photovoltaic array is delivered to the battery which stores the electric energy and the electric power for later delivery to a load.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {1}
}

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