Photovoltaic systems with local maximum power point tracking prevention and methods for operating same

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PATENT NO 9923374
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15182235

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A photovoltaic system includes solar cells and an inverter configured to convert direct current generated by the solar cells to alternating current. The photovoltaic system includes a maximum power point (MPP) tracking module configured to perform MPP tracking for the photovoltaic system. The MPP tracking module is configured to detect shading of the solar cells and to modify its MPP tracking to prevent tracking of local MPPs. The MPP tracking module may be incorporated in the inverter.

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ENPHASE ENERGY INC1420 NORTH MCDOWELL BOULEVARD PETALUMA CA 94954

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Johnston, Keith Palo Alto, US 37 930
Judkins, Zachary S Berkeley, US 18 172

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