MODELING AND PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF PV MODULE WITH MAXIMUM POWER POINT TRACKING IN MATLAB/SIMULINK
2015 (4) Direct Conversion of Solar Energy into Electrical Energy
This paper presents a detailed approach to develop and characterize generalized photovoltaic (PV) module in Matlab/Simulink environment, which can be a standard for designing PV module. Performance o f PV module with different irradiance, temperature and load conditions is briefly analyzed here. Simulation result of the proposed model is verified and compared with an existing PV module datasheet which shows a close similarity with the simulated model. To operate the total system at maximum power point, Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) following incremental conductance method is employed with proposed PV module. Undesired output power variation with varying load is eliminated with this tracking technique. Maximum power is delivered to the load via a DC-DC boost converter. A circuit based simulation model is essential for a PV module for delivering the output power to the load interfaced with the converter. Our proposed system shows that output voltage, current and power level exactly matches with the maximum power point o f a well designed PV module which is compatible with various PV modules.
Electronics & Communication Engineering University of Chittagong