Multiobjective Optimization of the DC–DC Stage of a Module-Integrated Inverter Based on an Efficiency Usage Model Academic Article uri icon


  • As photovoltaic (PV) energy continues to gain market penetration due to the lower cost of PV modules, attention is shifting to the balance of system. In this paper, a new efficiency evaluation technique based on a usage model that is synthesized from high-temporal operational data of a PV module is investigated, along with a multiobjective design optimization of the dc-dc stage of a module-integrated inverter. The analysis shows that the technique provides more accurate results than the California Energy Commission weighted efficiency method, particularly when other geographic regions of the world are considered. © 2011-2012 IEEE.

author list (cited authors)

  • Mirjafari, M., Balog, R. S., & Turan, R.

citation count

  • 7

publication date

  • May 2014