Multi-Objective Optimization of the DC-DC Stage of a Module-Integrated Inverter Based on an Efficiency Usage Model

Mirjafari M., Balog R. S., TURAN R.

39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), Tama, Japan, 16 - 21 June 2013, pp.2914-2920 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Tama
  • Country: Japan
  • Page Numbers: pp.2914-2920
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


as photovoltaic (PV) energy continues to gain market penetration due to the lower cost of photovoltaic (PV) modules, attention is shifting to the balance-of-system. In this paper, a new efficiency evaluation technique based on a usage model synthesized from high temporal operational data of a PV module is investigated along with a multi-objective design optimization of the DC-DC stage of a Module-Integrated Inverter. The analysis shows that the technique provides more accurate results then the California Energy Commission weighted efficiency method particularly when other geographic regions of the world are considered.