Ph.D. student Mr. Lance ALpuerto presented his paper entitled “Modeling the Electrical Production Potential of Non-Planar Photovoltaic Modules” at the 46th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC 46) in CHICAGO, IL USA / June 18, 2019.

The paper investigated the electrical generation of individual PV cells in a curved photovoltaic surface. Characterizing the variance of generated current will assist with the development of interconnection and control strategies of the MPPT system to make non-planar PV practical for utility, commercial, and residential applications.