Modeling and Simulation of Solar PV Module on MATLAB/Simulink
This work focuses on a program developed in MATLAB/Simulink of 36W photovoltaic module. This program is based on mathematical equations and is described through an equivalent circuit including a photocurrent source, a diode, a series resistor and a shunt resistor. The developed program allows the prediction of PV module behavior under different physical and environmental parameters. This program can also be used to extract the physical parameters for a given solar PV module as a function of temperature and solar radiation. Effect of two environmental parameters of temperature and irradiance variations could be observed from simulated characteristics. The program simulation results are compared with the datasheet information and they found to have good agreement.
Ami Shukla, Manju Khare, K N Shukla