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Accurate MATLAB simulink PV system simulator based on a two-diode model

Ishaque, Kashif and Salam, Zainal and Taheri, Hamed (2011) Accurate MATLAB simulink PV system simulator based on a two-diode model. Journal Of Power Electronics, 11 (2). pp. 179-187. ISSN 1598-2092

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.6113/JPE.2011.11.2.179


This paper proposes a MATLAB Simulink simulator for photovoltaic (PV) systems. The main contribution of this work is the utilization of a two-diode model to represent a PV cell. This model is known to have better accuracy at low irradiance levels which allows for a more accurate prediction of PV system performance. To reduce computational time, the input parameters are reduced to four and the values of Rp and RMs are estimated by an efficient iteration method. Furthermore, all of the inputs to the simulator are information available on a standard PV module datasheet. The simulator supports large array simulations that can be interfaced with MPPT algorithms and power electronic converters. The accuracy of the simulator is verified by applying the model to five PV modules of different types (multi-crystalline, mono-crystalline, and thin-film) from various manufacturers. It is envisaged that the proposed work can be very useful for PV professionals who require a simple, fast and accurate PV simulator to design their systems.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:mono-crystalline, multi-crystalline, PV module, STC, thin-film
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:28656
Deposited By: Mrs Liza Porijo
Deposited On:12 Nov 2012 07:28
Last Modified:13 Feb 2017 02:40

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