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Accurate simulation of MPPT methods performance when applied to commercial photovoltaic panels.

Cubas J, Pindado S, Sanz-Andrés Á - ScientificWorldJournal (2015)

Bottom Line: A new, simple, and quick-calculation methodology to obtain a solar panel model, based on the manufacturers' datasheet, to perform MPPT simulations, is described.The method takes into account variations on the ambient conditions (sun irradiation and solar cells temperature) and allows fast MPPT methods comparison or their performance prediction when applied to a particular solar panel.The feasibility of the described methodology is checked with four different MPPT methods applied to a commercial solar panel, within a day, and under realistic ambient conditions.

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Affiliation: ETSI Aeronáuticos, Instituto Universitario de Microgravedad "Ignacio Da Riva" (IDR/UPM), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Plaza del Cardenal Cisneros 3, 28040 Madrid, Spain.

ABSTRACT
A new, simple, and quick-calculation methodology to obtain a solar panel model, based on the manufacturers' datasheet, to perform MPPT simulations, is described. The method takes into account variations on the ambient conditions (sun irradiation and solar cells temperature) and allows fast MPPT methods comparison or their performance prediction when applied to a particular solar panel. The feasibility of the described methodology is checked with four different MPPT methods applied to a commercial solar panel, within a day, and under realistic ambient conditions.

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Left axis: oil prices per barrel (Brent and West Texas Intermediate). Right axis: number of papers published between 1968 and August 2005 according to Esram and Chapman.
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fig1: Left axis: oil prices per barrel (Brent and West Texas Intermediate). Right axis: number of papers published between 1968 and August 2005 according to Esram and Chapman.

Mentions: To the authors' knowledge, the first works to analyze and track the maximum power point of photovoltaic systems were carried out in the late 1960s [15]. Since then, the number of papers produced has broadly increased in line with the oil prices evolution. See in Figure 1 the number of papers related to photovoltaic maximum power point tracking (MPPT) methods that, according to Esram and Chapman, were published between 1968 and 2005, together with the oil prices per barrel (Brent and West Texas Intermediate). In addition, it can be noted that the number of papers per year regarding MPPT in photovoltaic systems has been continually rising as, taking Google Scholar as reference, it has increased from 252 in 2006 to 3220 in 2013. These figures point out the present relevance of improving the MPPT methods.


Accurate simulation of MPPT methods performance when applied to commercial photovoltaic panels.

Cubas J, Pindado S, Sanz-Andrés Á - ScientificWorldJournal (2015)

Left axis: oil prices per barrel (Brent and West Texas Intermediate). Right axis: number of papers published between 1968 and August 2005 according to Esram and Chapman.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig1: Left axis: oil prices per barrel (Brent and West Texas Intermediate). Right axis: number of papers published between 1968 and August 2005 according to Esram and Chapman.
Mentions: To the authors' knowledge, the first works to analyze and track the maximum power point of photovoltaic systems were carried out in the late 1960s [15]. Since then, the number of papers produced has broadly increased in line with the oil prices evolution. See in Figure 1 the number of papers related to photovoltaic maximum power point tracking (MPPT) methods that, according to Esram and Chapman, were published between 1968 and 2005, together with the oil prices per barrel (Brent and West Texas Intermediate). In addition, it can be noted that the number of papers per year regarding MPPT in photovoltaic systems has been continually rising as, taking Google Scholar as reference, it has increased from 252 in 2006 to 3220 in 2013. These figures point out the present relevance of improving the MPPT methods.

Bottom Line: A new, simple, and quick-calculation methodology to obtain a solar panel model, based on the manufacturers' datasheet, to perform MPPT simulations, is described.The method takes into account variations on the ambient conditions (sun irradiation and solar cells temperature) and allows fast MPPT methods comparison or their performance prediction when applied to a particular solar panel.The feasibility of the described methodology is checked with four different MPPT methods applied to a commercial solar panel, within a day, and under realistic ambient conditions.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: ETSI Aeronáuticos, Instituto Universitario de Microgravedad "Ignacio Da Riva" (IDR/UPM), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Plaza del Cardenal Cisneros 3, 28040 Madrid, Spain.

ABSTRACT
A new, simple, and quick-calculation methodology to obtain a solar panel model, based on the manufacturers' datasheet, to perform MPPT simulations, is described. The method takes into account variations on the ambient conditions (sun irradiation and solar cells temperature) and allows fast MPPT methods comparison or their performance prediction when applied to a particular solar panel. The feasibility of the described methodology is checked with four different MPPT methods applied to a commercial solar panel, within a day, and under realistic ambient conditions.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus