Performance of PV panel under shaded condition

Abstract

One of the most important technical aspects to consider during the technical study and practical installation of the solar panels is choosing the location of the solar panels Because it's probable that some of its cells will be shaded. PV characteristics become more complex under partial shade situations, with several peaks. Partial shading affects the performance of the solar cell in proportion to the state of shadow; this negative performance will be reflected on the current generated by the solar cell; of the current value of the other cells (being connected in series) which will decrease the overall performance of the solar panel. The goal of this study is to demonstrate the impacts of partial shade on a PV array by analyzing various shading situations. First, this is done using Matlab/Simulink.