Conference Paper
A Photovoltaic Array Simulation Model for MatlabSimulink GUI Environment
Karadeniz Tech. Univ., Trabzon
DOI: 10.1109/ICCEP.2007.384234 Conference: Clean Electrical Power, 2007. ICCEP '07. International Conference on Source: IEEE Xplore

Conference Paper: A Comparative Study of PV Models in Matlab/Simulink
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ABSTRACT: Solar energy has a major role in renewable energy resources. Solar Cell as a basement of solar system has attracted lots of research. To conduct a study about solar energy system, an authenticated model is required. Diode base PV models are widely used by researchers. These models are classified based on the number of diodes used in them. Single and twodiode models are well studied. Singlediode models may have two, three or four elements. In this study, these solar cell models are examined and the simulation results are compared to each other. All PV models are redesigned in the Matlab/Simulink software and they examined by certain test conditions and parameters. This paper provides comparative studies of these models and it tries to compare the simulation results with manufacturer's data sheet to investigate model validity and accuracy. The results show a fourelement singlediode model is accurate and has moderate complexity in contrast to the twodiode model with higher complexity and accuracy. Keywords—Fill Factor (FF), Matlab/Simulink, Maximum Power Point (MPP), Maximum Power Point Tracker (MPPT), Photo Voltaic (PV), Solar cell, Standard Test Condition (STC).World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Malaysia; 04/2013  [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: A photovoltaic (PV) model is proposed on Matlab/Simulink environment considering the real atmospheric conditions and this PV model is tested with different PV panels technologies (monocrystalline silicon, polycrystalline silicon, and thin film). The meteorological data of Istanbul—the location of the study—such as irradiance, cell temperature, and wind speed are taken into account in the proposed model for each technology. Eventually, the power outputs of the PV module under real atmospheric conditions are measured for resistive loading and these powers are compared with the results of proposed PV model. As a result of the comparison, it is shown that the proposed model is more compatible for monocrystal silicon and thinfilm modules; however, it does not show a good correlation with polycrystalline silicon PV module.International Journal of Photoenergy 08/2014; 2014. · 2.66 Impact Factor  [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: A Simulation model for simulation of a single solar cell and two solar cells in series has been developed using Simelectronics (Matlab/Simulink) environment and is presented here in this paper. A solar cell block is available in simelectronics, which was used with many other blocks to plot IV and PV characteristics under variations of parameters considering one parameter variation at a time. The effect of variation of parameters such as series resistance, R s , shunt resistance R sh , diode parameters: diode saturation current, Is and ideality factor, N, could be seen on the characteristics of a single solar cell. Effect of two environmental parameters of temperature and irradiance variations could also be observed from simulated characteristics. Matlab coding has been done to find the maximum power output, P m , and voltage at maximum power output, V m , of a single solar cell and two solar cells (in series) under different values of parameters. The P m and V m values are tabulated here in this paper for variation of one parameter at a time, considering the diode parameters: Is and N, resistances: series and shunt, temperature and irradiance. KeywordsPhotovoltaic (PV) Cell, Maximum Power (P m), Maximum Power Point (MPP), Voltage at MPP(V m)International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology 01/2013; 3(1):3034.
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