Comments on 'An analytical solution for tracking photovoltaic module MPP'

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In the paper 'An Analytical Solution for Tracking Photovoltaic Module MPP' by Farivar et al. (IEEE J. Photovolt., vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 1053-1061, Jul. 2013), a new method for approximating the maximum power point of a solar panel that is based on a single-diode equivalent circuit characteristic equation was proposed. The technique was shown to be computationally efficient and capable of retrieving the maximum power point in one step. The purpose of this note is complementing the method proposed by Farivar et al. by analytically demonstrating its validity.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6717995
Pages (from-to)734-735
Number of pages2
JournalIEEE Journal of Photovoltaics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Analytical solution
  • maximum power point (MPP)
  • single-diode equivalent circuit
  • solar panel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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