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Measurement of PV maximum power point tracking performance
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ECN Solar Energy 1997
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ECN-RX--97-040 Article (scientific)
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Published in: Paper, presented at the 14th European photovoltaic solar energy conference and exhibition, 30 June - 4 July, 1997, Barcelona, Sp (), , , Vol., p.-.

Methods to measure the accuracy, error, and efficiency of maximum powerpoint trackers (MPPT) have been identified and are presented in a schematic way, together with definitions of terms and calculations. These methods are the result of a review on how international institutes and private industries are determining the MPPT accuracy and efficiency. The intention of this paper is to invite discussion, and to stimulate other experts to contribute and to further refine the terms and procedures, as it is intended to generate an IEC-standard. 9 figs., 2 tabs., 12 refs.

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