A CAD Package for Modeling and Simulation of PV Arrays Under Partial Shading Conditions

Anani, N., Shahid, M., Al-kharji, O. and Ponciano, J. (2013) A CAD Package for Modeling and Simulation of PV Arrays Under Partial Shading Conditions. In: Mediterranean Green Energy Forum 2013 (MGEF-13), Fes, Morocco, 16-20 Jun 2013, pp. 397-405. (doi: 10.1016/j.egypro.2013.11.040)

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A computer-aided design CAD package, with a graphical user interface (GUI), to aid the design and analysis of two- dimensional photovoltaic (PV) arrays under partial shading conditions is presented. The package uses a variant of the two-diode model of a PV cell and has been developed using MATLAB. The simulation model allows insolation to be set for each PV module individually, which is a major advantage of the package. The effects of partial shading and temperature on the electrical characteristics of PV arrays were successfully investigated using the package. Results obtained from the simulation were in good agreement with the manufacturers’ datasheets.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ponciano, Professor Joao
Authors: Anani, N., Shahid, M., Al-kharji, O., and Ponciano, J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Published Online:20 November 2013
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 The Authors
First Published:First published in Energy Procedia 42: 397-405
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License
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