The Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm for Maximum Power Extraction of Solar PV Array

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 435)


The utilization of renewable energy nowadays has a tremendous growth over the past few years. The important factor which reduces the power output of solar PV array is partial shading. Further the mismatch losses in solar PV array are created by uneven shading. This affects the characteristics of PV array by creating multiple peaks which further reduces the output power. To reduce the effect of partial shading, the shading pattern has to be distributed uniformly which can reduce the mismatch losses as well as to increase the output power. In this article, the PSO algorithm has been proposed to mitigate the problems by partial shading to increase the output yield.


Array reconfiguration Partial shading Mismatch losses Particle swarm optimization Global maximum power point Power enhancement 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Solar Energy Research Cell, School of Electrical EngineeringVIT UniversityVelloreIndia

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