maximum power point (MPP)



  • In photovoltaic systems, the point at which the most possible current is drawn from a cell, and the voltage subsequently drops off. The MPP changes slightly with temperature and intensity of sunlight. Most photovoltaic (PV) systems have power conditioning electronics, called maximum power point trackers (MPPT), that constantly adjust the voltage in order to maximize power output. Simpler systems operate at a fixed voltage close to the optimal voltage.