Modelling of Photovoltaic Cell/Module under Environmental Disturbances using MATLAB /Simulink

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Volume-9 Number-1                          
Year of Publication : 2014
Authors : Savitha P B , Shashikala M S , Puttabuddhi K L


Savitha P B , Shashikala M S , Puttabuddhi K L. "Modelling of Photovoltaic Cell/Module under Environmental Disturbances using MATLAB/Simulink", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology(IJETT), V9(1),48-55 March 2014. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group


Integration of photovoltaic power to grid is one of the major interests. Design, study and analysis of key components in a photovoltaic power system from generation of power to integration to main grid are very crucial. It is important to build an accurate photovoltaic module and analyse characteristics of the PV (photovoltaic) cell/module under different environmental parameters. Further, for the design of an efficient MPPT algorithm the range of maximum power to be tracked is necessary. This paper presents a step by step mathematical model for a PV cell/module based on single diode equivalent circuit model. And compared the simulated model results with manufacturer’s specified specifications like peak current, peak voltage, open circuit voltage and short circuit current under variation of irradiation, temperature. Model evaluation is presented using a WEBEL SOLAR W2300 250W Monocrystalline module in MATLAB /SIMULINK platform. The simulated result shows the performance matching of the cell/module.


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grid interconnection, irradiation, MATLAB/Simulink, PV module, temperature