Controlling the operating point of a PV panel

This tutorial will describe how the switching of the H bridge converter at the output of the PV panel can change the operating point on the V-I characteristic. This tutorial is a combination of the previous two tutorials (here and here). This tutorial will contain simulation results in open loop to describe the concept and lay the foundation for Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) which will be the topic of the next tutorial.

Check out a short slideshow/animation:

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To use the software, check out the user manual:

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