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Impact of fill factor on input current ripple of photovoltaic system

El Khateb, Ahmad H. and Rahim, Nasrudin Abd and Williams, Barry W. (2016) Impact of fill factor on input current ripple of photovoltaic system. In: 2015 International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications, ICRERA 2015. IEEE, Piscataway, NJ., pp. 120-123. ISBN 9781479999828

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This paper discusses the impact of fill factor on the input current ripple of the photovoltaic module and the loss effect on power extracted. Photovoltaic module's P-V curve produces exponential curve. The curvature of this curve indicates the fill factor of the particular cell; hence, by increasing the fill factor, the available extracted power increases. Yet, this paper states that losses due to photovoltaic current increases by increasing the fill factor.