Title: Design of a PV module block using the industrial automation PLC for PV system application

Authors: Youness Ouberri; Hanane Yatimi; Elhassan Aroudam

Addresses: Faculty of Sciences, Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Tetouan, Morocco ' Faculty of Sciences, Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Tetouan, Morocco; Systems, Control and Decision Laboratory, ENSIT Engineering School, Tangier, Morocco ' Faculty of Sciences, Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Tetouan, Morocco

Abstract: The photovoltaic (PV) module parameters extraction for the PV modelling and simulation, are very important for the development, improvement, and control of the PV systems. This paper proposes a novel industrial automation programmable logic controller (PLC) based modelling using the single diode model. The main contributions of this work are: a) geometrical PV cell parameters extraction; b) PV modelling using automation PLC software. To validate the accuracy of the proposed approach, the extracted parameters will be compared to those extracted in previous studies of a multi-crystalline PV module, and to validate the PV modelling using automation software, the current-voltage (I-V) curves and the power-voltage (P-V) curves for several irradiation levels at 25°C will be plotted and evaluated. The characteristic curves are plotted using the automation human-machine interface (PLC-HMI). The results reveal that the automation PLC through the PV block presents a very good modelling of the PV module that can be used as an input for any PV system.

Keywords: PV modelling; parameters extraction; automation PLC; HMI.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAAC.2021.116421

International Journal of Automation and Control, 2021 Vol.15 No.4/5, pp.406 - 426

Received: 05 Apr 2019
Accepted: 09 Oct 2019

Published online: 23 Jul 2021 *

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