Adjusting the single-diode model parameters of a photovoltaic module with irradiance and temperature
AbstractThis paper presents a concise discussion and an investigation of the most literature-reported methods for modifying the lumped-circuit parameters of the single-diode model (SDM) of a photovoltaic (PV) module, to suit the prevailing climatic conditions of irradiance and temperature. These parameters provide the designer of a PV system with an essential design and simulation tool to maximize the efficiency of the system. The parameter modification methods were tested using three commercially available PV modules of different PV technologies, namely monocrystalline, multicrystalline, and thin film types. The SDM parameters of the three test modules were extracted under standard test conditions (STC) using a well-established numerical technique. Using these STC parameters as reference values, the parameter adjustment methods were subsequently deployed to calculate the modified parameters of the SDM under various operating conditions of temperature and irradiance using MATLAB-based software. The accuracy and effectiveness of these methods were evaluated by a comparison between the calculated and measured values of the modified parameters.
CitationAnani, N. and Ibrahim, H. (2020) Adjusting the single-diode model parameters of a photovoltaic module with irradiance and temperature, Energies, 13(12), 3226.
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