A CAD package for modeling and simulation of PV arrays under partial shading conditions

ANANI, Nader, SHAHID, M., AL-KHARJI, Omar and PONCIANO, Joao (2013). A CAD package for modeling and simulation of PV arrays under partial shading conditions. Energy Procedia, 42, 397-405.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2013.11.040
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A computer-aided design CAD package, with a graphical user interface (GUI), to aid the design and analysis of two- dimensional photovoltaic (PV) arrays under partial shading conditions is presented. The package uses a variant of the two-diode model of a PV cell and has been developed using MATLAB. The simulation model allows insolation to be set for each PV module individually, which is a major advantage of the package. The effects of partial shading and temperature on the electrical characteristics of PV arrays were successfully investigated using the package. Results obtained from the simulation were in good agreement with the manufacturers’ datasheets.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Mediterranean Green Energy Forum 2013
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Thin Films Research Centre > Electronic Materials and Sensors Research Group
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.egypro.2013.11.040
Depositing User: Nader Anani
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2015 11:42
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2015 11:42
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/10176

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