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A Simulink-modeled PV module and array
Author(s): Emmanuel Taddy; Vasile Lazarescu
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Paper Abstract

In this paper a brief overview of the major PV technologies is given. The technology used in the production of the photovoltaic cells, the efficiency, and where possible the lifetime of the cells are highlighted. A list of the leading manufacturers of photovoltaic modules for the year 2012 is provided. Modeling of the PV modules is carried out using the four parameter model of the solar cell. A simulation of the model is carried out using Simulink software. The model is validated with the aid of the Kyocera KC85T high efficiency module datasheet. An array is formed from the module by connecting six of the modules in series to give a higher power output. This is one of the most common configurations in roof-mounted, pole-mounted, and ground-mounted photovoltaic arrays. The performance of the model was found to be satisfactory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 2015
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9258, Advanced Topics in Optoelectronics, Microelectronics, and Nanotechnologies VII, 925827 (20 February 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2069842
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Emmanuel Taddy, Politehnica Univ. of Bucharest (Romania)
Vasile Lazarescu, Politehnica Univ. of Bucharest (Romania)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9258:
Advanced Topics in Optoelectronics, Microelectronics, and Nanotechnologies VII
Ionica Cristea; Marian Vladescu; Razvan Tamas, Editor(s)

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