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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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Evolution of the I-V curve of YL280C-30b monocrystalline solar panel according to ambient conditions, that is, sun irradiance and panel temperature levels, on May 13, 1971 (a), at the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). Evolution of current (b) and voltage (c) at maximum power point (MPP).
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fig7: Evolution of the I-V curve of YL280C-30b monocrystalline solar panel according to ambient conditions, that is, sun irradiance and panel temperature levels, on May 13, 1971 (a), at the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). Evolution of current (b) and voltage (c) at maximum power point (MPP).

Mentions: Following the procedure described in the previous section and taking into account the aforementioned sun irradiance (Figure 5) and panel temperature (Figure 6) data, it is possible to calculate the I-V curve of the selected solar panel (YL280C-30b) in each instant of the specified cloudy and sunny days. In Figures 7 and 8, the evolution of the I-V curve along those days is shown (for one value of time, t, the shape of the I-V curve (see Figure 2) can be appreciated). On the surface plotted in the figures, a thick line has been drawn to indicate the maximum power point (MPP) which, as can be observed, indicates variations regarding the current and voltage at the aforementioned MPP during the chosen days. These current and voltage levels at MPP have been separately plotted in Figures 7(b), 7(c), 8(b), and 8(c). These values of the maximum power available from the solar panel are used in the following section as a reference to compare the studied MPPT methods.


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

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

Evolution of the I-V curve of YL280C-30b monocrystalline solar panel according to ambient conditions, that is, sun irradiance and panel temperature levels, on May 13, 1971 (a), at the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). Evolution of current (b) and voltage (c) at maximum power point (MPP).
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fig7: Evolution of the I-V curve of YL280C-30b monocrystalline solar panel according to ambient conditions, that is, sun irradiance and panel temperature levels, on May 13, 1971 (a), at the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). Evolution of current (b) and voltage (c) at maximum power point (MPP).
Mentions: Following the procedure described in the previous section and taking into account the aforementioned sun irradiance (Figure 5) and panel temperature (Figure 6) data, it is possible to calculate the I-V curve of the selected solar panel (YL280C-30b) in each instant of the specified cloudy and sunny days. In Figures 7 and 8, the evolution of the I-V curve along those days is shown (for one value of time, t, the shape of the I-V curve (see Figure 2) can be appreciated). On the surface plotted in the figures, a thick line has been drawn to indicate the maximum power point (MPP) which, as can be observed, indicates variations regarding the current and voltage at the aforementioned MPP during the chosen days. These current and voltage levels at MPP have been separately plotted in Figures 7(b), 7(c), 8(b), and 8(c). These values of the maximum power available from the solar panel are used in the following section as a reference to compare the studied 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