Title: Comprehensive three-diode model of photovoltaic array with partial shading capability

Authors: Mehdi Ouada; Mohamed Salah Meridjet; Djalel Dib

Addresses: Electromechanical Engineering Laboratory, Electromechanical Engineering Department, Badji Mokhtar University, B.P. 12, Annaba, Algeria ' Electromechanical Engineering Laboratory, Electromechanical Engineering Department, Badji Mokhtar University, B.P. 12, Annaba, Algeria ' Laboratory of Electrical Engineering, LABGET, Electrical Engineering Department, University Tebessa, Tebessa, 12002, Algeria

Abstract: In this paper, we present a new approach of comprehensive MATLAB/Simulink simulator for photovoltaic generator based on a three-diode equivalent circuit, taking in consideration seven parameters and it needs only the parameters presented in the data sheet by the manufacturer. For characterisation of any photovoltaic generator, the simulator supports a large array combination with high accuracy. The results obtained by the simulator are compared with previously published simulator and the experimental data. The proposed work can be very useful for photovoltaic (PV) professionals and developers that can be interfaced with different kind of maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithms and power electronic converters, and its present capability with partial shading conditions (PSC).

Keywords: photovoltaic simulator; PV; three-diode model; partial shading; fast MPPT; global MPPT.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPEC.2017.10001986

International Journal of Power and Energy Conversion, 2018 Vol.9 No.2, pp.159 - 173

Received: 10 Feb 2016
Accepted: 29 Jun 2016

Published online: 27 Mar 2018 *

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