Comparison of modelling of Solar Cell in SimElectronics and SimPowerSystem using MATLAB/Simulink.
Shaikh Bilal G, J. O. Chandale
PV cells, Mathematical model of solar cell,
MATLAB Simulink and SimPowerSystem model
Solar energy conversion to electrical energy is one of the prospective energy sources due to its continuous incoming to Earth. Solar energy can be harvested in many ways; most popular nowadays is the use of photovoltaic cells. Use of small-power-rate solar-cells is very popular for small portable applications, but development of technology is making it possible to construct solar power plants of hundreds of kilowatts and this kind of energy sources are becoming more popular. The advantages of this kind of energy source are that it is renewable and it produces zero emissions to the atmosphere. One of the most significant disadvantages of photovoltaic panels is the need for special energy converters or maximum power point tracking (MPPT) converters that are able to provide maximum energy yield, because of the non-linear V-I curve of the photovoltaic cell. Correct and detailed mathematical modelling of photovoltaic panels is able to help to develop control techniques for maximum power point tracking converters. In order to overcome the disadvantages of Simscape solar cell block, a model of photovoltaic cell has been developed during the research on photovoltaic energy sources. This paper works different PV models of SimElectronics and SimPowersystems using MATLAB