Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 16, Pages: 1-8
S. Sheik Mohammed1 *, D. Devaraj2 and T. P. Imthias Ahamed3
1Kalasalingam University, Srivilliputhur - 626126, Tamil Nadu, India; [email protected] 2Department of EEE, Kalasalingam University, Srivilliputhur - 626126, Tamil Nadu, India; [email protected] 3Department of EEE, T. K. M. College of Engineering, Kollam - 691005, Kerala, India; [email protected]
*Author of Corresponding: S. Sheik Mohammed Kalasalingam University, Srivilliputhur - 626126, Tamil Nadu, India; [email protected]
The power output of photovoltaic (PV) cells is influenced by the environmental conditions, particularly by solar irradiation level. The irradiation level of light falling on all the cells in the module or the PV modules in an array is uneven under the cloudy weather conditions; this produces multiple peaks in the output of PV modules. It is essential to have a model of PV module in which the partial shading effect can be analyzed so that an effective Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) system can be implemented for a PV system. This paper presents the modeling and performance analysis of PV modules under partial shaded conditions. A generalized PV module model is developed in MATLAB based on the mathematical equation of PV cell. The model is simulated for analysis of partially shaded cells in the PV module and also for partial shaded modules in the PV string for various weather conditions. The obtained results are satisfactory and confirm the accuracy of the developed PV module model. The developed model can be used for simulation and analysis of any PV modules under partially shaded conditions and also for development of PV power system with MPPT.
Keywords: MATLAB , Modeling, Partial shading, Photovoltaic, Simulation
Subscribe now for latest articles and news.