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A critical evaluation of EA computational methods for Photovoltaic cell parameter extraction based on two diode model

K., Ishaque and Salam, Zainal and H., Taheri and Shamsudin, Mohamad Amir (2011) A critical evaluation of EA computational methods for Photovoltaic cell parameter extraction based on two diode model. Solar Energy, 85 (9). pp. 1768-1779. ISSN 0038-092X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2011.04.015

Abstract

Due to its ability to handle nonlinear functions regardless of the derivatives information, evolutionary algorithms (EA) are envisaged to be very effective for extracting parameter of photovoltaic (PV) cell. This paper presents critical evaluation of the parameters extraction of two diode PV model using three EA methods, namely Genetic Algorithm (GA), Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) and Differential Evolution (DE). For DE, two variations are proposed: (1) boundary based differential evolution (B-DE) and (2) penalty based differential evolution (P-DE). The performance of each method is evaluated based on several factors: accuracy and consistency of solution; speed of convergence; computational efficiency and the required number of control parameters. Comparisons are carried out using synthetic data and are validated by six PV modules of different types (multi-crystalline, mono-crystalline, and thin-film) from various manufacturers. Information derived from these critical evaluations can be useful to determine the best computational method to build an efficient and accurate PV system simulator.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:differential evolution, genetic algorithm, parameter extraction, particle swarm optimization, penalty function, photovoltaic energy
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:28569
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:22 Oct 2012 10:18
Last Modified:22 Oct 2012 10:18

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