1. 2 New Materials and Concepts for Cells and Modules
Summary / Abstract:
We introduce a full-scale protype of a reconfigurable PV module. The PV module consists of six reconfigurable blocks of series-connected solar cells that are connected to a switching matrix. The matrix allows the PV module to dynamically modify the interconnections between the blocks to maximize the power output under partial shading conditions and minimize the output current under uniform illumination conditions. We present and discuss the results from indoor tests that demonstrate the operation of the prototype in different shading scenarios.