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Modeling of Photovoltaic Module with MATLAB/Simulink

Yogesh Sahu, Prabhakar Tiwari, Rakesh Maurya


Abstract The generation of electrical energy from sunlight is achieved with an interface called photovoltaic (PV) module. The PV module plays a vital role for extracting electrical energy from sunlight, thus its accuracy is most important parameter for consideration while developing mathematical model of PV module. For higher accuracy the single diode model with series and parallel resistors combination is used. For simulating this device in MATLAB/Simulink we need weather data (temperature and irradiance) as input variables. The output may be voltage, current, power or other parameters. In this paper, mathematical model is discussed to plot I(V) or P(V) characteristics which requires these three variables. Any change in the input variables result shows change in the output. Here detailed mathematical modeling of PV module is discussed through MATLAB/Simulink model and the impact of temperature and irradiance on the parameters of photovoltaic modules. Because of its wide use and effectiveness, the selected model is then simulated in proper sequence using MATLAB/Simulink software.

Keywords: Photovoltaic (PV), Irradiance, Temperature, P-V characteristics, I-V characteristics, MATLAB/Simulink

Cite this Article Yogesh Sahu, Prabhakar Tiwari, Rakesh Maurya. Modeling of Photovoltaic Module with MATLAB/Simulink. Trends in OptoElectro & Optical Communication. 2019; 9(1): 38–45p. 

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