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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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I-V curve of a solar panel. The three characteristic points (short-circuit, maximum power, and open-circuit points) are indicated on the curve.
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fig2: I-V curve of a solar panel. The three characteristic points (short-circuit, maximum power, and open-circuit points) are indicated on the curve.

Mentions: All these factors change the behavior of the panel, which is normally defined by the output current-output voltage curve (hereinafter, the I-V curve); see Figure 2 further in the text, and, consequently, the maximum power point (MPP) of the panel is also modified. Therefore, if a photovoltaic system needs to be optimized in terms of power production, implementation on the system of a methodology to “follow” the changes of the MPP is required.


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

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

I-V curve of a solar panel. The three characteristic points (short-circuit, maximum power, and open-circuit points) are indicated on the curve.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig2: I-V curve of a solar panel. The three characteristic points (short-circuit, maximum power, and open-circuit points) are indicated on the curve.
Mentions: All these factors change the behavior of the panel, which is normally defined by the output current-output voltage curve (hereinafter, the I-V curve); see Figure 2 further in the text, and, consequently, the maximum power point (MPP) of the panel is also modified. Therefore, if a photovoltaic system needs to be optimized in terms of power production, implementation on the system of a methodology to “follow” the changes of the MPP is required.

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.

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