Modeling and control of PV systems

Yongheng Yang, Katherine A. Kim, Tao Ding

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In light of the foreseen shortage of fossil-based energy, the exploration and utilization of new and renewable energy are becoming more important than ever before. At the same time, the energy solutions being developed should also be environmental friendly and sustainable. Among the state-of-the-art renewable energy technologies, photovoltaic (PV) technology is very attractive and popular. Additionally, power electronic converters are widely adopted and needed in the PV power conversion and should be efficient, reliable, and cost-effective. To achieve these objectives, advanced control approaches should also be developed, and as a prerequisite, the modeling of the entire system is required. Hence, the modeling of PV systems will be introduced and discussed in this chapter. The basic control of PV systems to maximize the energy yield will be demonstrated as well as a grid-connection case.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationControl of Power Electronic Converters and Systems
Number of pages26
PublisherAcademic Press
Publication date1 Jan 2018
ISBN (Print)9780128054369
ISBN (Electronic)9780128052457
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • Maximum power point tracking (MPPT)
  • Modeling
  • Photovoltaic (PV) systems
  • Power electronic converters
  • PV system configuration

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    Yang, Y., Kim, K. A., & Ding, T. (2018). Modeling and control of PV systems. In Control of Power Electronic Converters and Systems (pp. 243-268). Academic Press.