Reconfigurable three dimensional photovoltaic panel architecture for solar-powered time extension

Donghwa Shin, Naehyuck Chang, Yanzhi Wang, Massoud Pedram

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2 Scopus citations

Abstract

Photovoltaic (PV) power generation systems are usually accompanied by battery to bridge the gap between the generation and load demand. Solar tracking is also used to enhance the power stability and increase the amount of collected energy from the Sun. However, battery and tracking devices significantly increase the system cost, and they are subject to wear and tear, which makes maintenance-free installation challenging. In this work, we conduct the design optimization of a twofold three dimensional PV panel for solar-powered systems. With the proposed three dimensional arrangement, we extend the solar-powered time of the target application that is powered only with solar power. Experimental results show that the proposed architecture and control method extend the service time of the target system by up to 23% compared to a non-reconfigurable flat panel with the same PV panel area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages273-278
Number of pages6
Volume2015-September
ISBN (Print)9781467380096
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 21 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event20th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design, ISLPED 2015 - Rome, Italy
Duration: Jul 22 2015Jul 24 2015

Other

Other20th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design, ISLPED 2015
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period7/22/157/24/15

Keywords

  • Photovoltaic
  • reconfiguration
  • solar tracking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Shin, D., Chang, N., Wang, Y., & Pedram, M. (2015). Reconfigurable three dimensional photovoltaic panel architecture for solar-powered time extension. In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (Vol. 2015-September, pp. 273-278). [7273526] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISLPED.2015.7273526