This is a fairly general question with no specific example in mind as I was just thinking about the problem, but was unable to find any answers on the internet (probably because I am not asking the right questions). I will however give a hypothetical example that may help to give clarity to my question.
Ok I am trying to understand how to combine 2 or more independent DC voltage sources, but will stick with 2 for now. Say these sources were 2 solar panels which have different power and voltage characteristics, one 22Vmp at 180W and the other 30Vmp at 240W, it wouldn't be advisable to put these in parallel or series and for the purposes of the question lets say this is not an option.
What would be a good way to combine these 2 DC sources into a common DC source?