Maximizing Power in a Photovoltaic Distributed Power System

  • US 20130193765A1
  • Filed: 01/30/2013
  • Published: 08/01/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/30/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system comprising:

  • a plurality of parallel-connected compensated photovoltaic strings, each compensated photovoltaic string including;

    a photovoltaic string having a series-connection of photovoltaic cells; and

    a voltage-compensation circuit having a voltage output connected in series with said photovoltaic string, wherein said voltage-compensation circuit includes an input connected to a source of power separate from power provided by the photovoltaic string, wherein the voltage-compensation circuit is configured to provide at the voltage output an adjustable compensation voltage in series with a voltage generated by said photovoltaic string such that a total voltage of the compensated photovoltaic string maintains a predetermined value.

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