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International Journal of Photoenergy
Volume 2014, Article ID 818232, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/818232
Research Article

An Improved PSO-Based MPPT Control Strategy for Photovoltaic Systems

Department of Electrical Power Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Skudai, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Received 1 March 2014; Accepted 28 May 2014; Published 16 June 2014

Academic Editor: Cooper H. Langford

Copyright © 2014 M. Abdulkadir et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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